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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug-Related Arrest

Last updated on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

(COLUMBUS, IN) - An Illinois man was arrested early Tuesday for possession of several bags of marijuana.

Police say that a traffic stop on Interstate 65 resulted in authorities allegedly discovering the bags of marijuana.

27-year-old Lorenzo H. Hicks of Melrose Park, Illinois was pulled over for speeding when officials detected the odor of burnt marijuana, according to the sheriff's department.

At first, a small amount of marijuana was located in a cigar box on the floorboard with a similar amount found in the center console.

Police also discovered seven small individual plastic bags containing marijuana on the driver, according to the sheriff's department.

Hicks was arrested on a preliminary charge of dealing marijuana.

Therepublic.com contributed to this article.

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