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Police Find 46 Pounds Of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

Last updated on Saturday, January 12, 2013

(CLARK COUNTY) - Indiana State police seized more than 40 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Clark County Friday.

ISP Trooper Nate Abbott stopped a northbound vehicle on I-65 for illegally tinted windows.

While speaking with the occupants of the car, Abbott sensed something was not right and searched the vehicle.

That is when Abbott found approximately 46 pounds of marijuana, located in the luggage, a backpack and a cloth bag. Police say the value of the seized marijuana is more than $46,000.

Police arrested 20-year-old Amanda Lucia Arellano and 46-year-old Irma Maldonado, both of Texas, and a male juvenile. Arellano and Maldonado face felony charges of dealing marijuana over ten pounds, possession of marijuana over 30 grams and maintaining a common nuisance. They were both booked into the Clark County Jail.

The male juvenile was taken to the Clark County Juvenile Detention Center.

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