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Seymour Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Arrest

Last updated on Saturday, April 21, 2012

(SEYMOUR) - Indiana State Police called it a simple traffic stop that led to the arrest of a 56-year-old Tennessee man on multiple marijuana charges.

Ronald Whisnant of Hohenwald, Tennessee was stopped for a lane violation as he was driving south on I-65 near the 53 mile-marker.

During the traffic stop, State Police Trooper Randal Miller developed information that permitted him to search Whisnant's car. Trooper Miller said he discovered two suspected marijuana plants, suspected processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and another suspected controlled substance.

Whisnant was arrested and taken to the Jackson County jail where he faces charges for alleged possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony. He was also arrested for allegedly committing the following class A misdemeanor offenses; possession of marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia.

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