Three and a Half Pounds Marijuana Seized During Traffic Stop

(ELKHART) – Early Saturday morning a Granger man was arrested for having nearly three and a half pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop on the Indiana Toll Road.

Around 1:15 a.m., Trooper Luis Alvarez stopped a black 2011 Camry for a moving violation on the Indiana Toll Road near the 94-mile marker westbound. This is just east of the Elkhart Exit.

While Alvarez was speaking to the driver, 23-year-old Matthew Luger, of Granger, IN, Alvarez discovered a small glass jar containing suspected marijuana.

A subsequent search of the Camry revealed nearly three and a half pounds of suspected marijuana in several clear plastic bags as well as paraphernalia.

Luger was arrested and taken to the Elkhart County Jail for preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.