Traffic stop nets $6,000-worth of marijuana

Posted at 1:14 PM, Aug 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-25 13:14:30-04

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. -- State troopers found $6,000-worth of marijuana Friday morning after stopping a man who attempted to pass an officer on the right.

State police said 44-year-old Brandon L. Thomas, of Los Angeles, California, was doing 75 in a 55-mile-per-hour zone when he attempted to pass a state trooper on the right.

The trooper initiated a traffic stop, during which he reportedly noticed indicators of possible criminal activity.

During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the trooper found two pounds of marijuana inside a backpack. Police said the estimated street value of the pot is $6,000.


Thomas was booked into the Vigo County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana and possession of a fraudulent government document. 

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