Traffic stop nets drugs worth $3.5 million

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Indiana State Police say a traffic stop along Interstate 70 Wednesday morning led to the discovery of nearly $3.5 million worth of drugs.

Just after 11:30 Wednesday morning an Indiana State Trooper pulled over a box truck on I-70 west of Indianapolis for allegedly following another vehicle too closely. According to a press release, while the trooper was talking to the driver they noticed an “aroma” and other “criminal indicators.”

A search of the vehicle revealed 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape cartridges that were filled with THC. The drugs were found in the cargo area of the box truck. According to state police, the street value of the marijuana is estimated at $2.5 million dollars and the vape cartridges estimated value is $1 million dollars.

27- year-olds Danny J. Luttrell II and Brandon Pierson, both of Indianapolis were arrested on felony charges of Dealing Marijuana. Police say Luttrell and Pierson were returning to Indianapolis from Burbank, California.

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