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Traffic Stop Yields 70 Pounds Of Marijuana
Updated March 15, 2017 10:29 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon by an Indiana State Trooper resulted in the arrest of a North Carolina man and the confiscation of 70 pounds of suspected marijuana.

At approximately 2 p.m., Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Section Criminal Interdiction Trooper Adam Buchta was patrolling I-70 eastbound at the Marion/ Hancock County line. Trooper Buchta conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck after he observed the driver, later identified as 36-year-old Timothy Patrick Houghton, of Raleigh, NC, comment a traffic violation.

While speaking with Houghton, Trooper Buchta detected indicators that criminal activity was afoot and developed information that lead to the discovery of 70 pounds of suspected marijuana inside a tool box in the rear of the pickup truck.

The suspected marijuana was individually wrapped in 2 pound packages.

Houghton was transported to the Marion County Arrestee Processing Center and incarcerated on felony charges of dealing marijuana over 10 pounds and possession of marijuana.

Anyone with information regarding illegal drug activity can call the Indiana State Police Tip Line at 1-800-453-4756. Callers can remain anonymous.



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