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Traffic Stop Takes 3.5 Million Dollars' Worth Of Drugs Off The Streets
Updated March 18, 2019 10:06 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(HENDRICKS CO.) - On Wednesday, at 11:33 a.m., an Indiana State Trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 eastbound, near the 66-mile marker, for a traffic violation of following too closely.

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Danny J. Luttrell

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 27-year-old Danny J. Luttrell II, of Indianapolis, and a passenger in the vehicle was identified as 27-year-old Brandon M. Pierson, also of Indianapolis.

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Brandon M. Pierson

During the trooper's conversation with Luttrell and Pierson, he detected the aroma of marijuana and observed criminal indicators.

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A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered that Luttrell and Pierson were transporting approximately 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape cartridges that were filled with THC.

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The items were discovered in the cargo storage area of the box truck. The street value of the marijuana is estimated at $2.5 million and the vape cartridges estimated value is $1 million do.

Luttrell and Pierson were returning to Indianapolis, from Burbank, California.

Both Luttrell and Pierson were arrested and transported to the Hendricks County jail on a felony charge of dealing marijuana.



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