Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 133 Pounds of Marijuana.
Morgan County - Saturday, December 11, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., an Indiana State Trooper observed a GMC Yukon that was following too close to a tractor trailer on I-70 near the 51-mile marker eastbound. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Alvaro Lopez-Chacon, age 39, of Costa Rica. During the course of the traffic stop the trooper observed criminal indicators and requested a canine. Trooper Kyle Hall and his canine Barker, from the ISP Putnamville Post, arrived. Barker indicated an alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered that Lopez-Chacon was transporting 133 pounds of marijuana. Alvaro Lopez-Chacon was taken into custody and transported to the Morgan County Jail. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $300,000.
Indiana is known for its harsh laws when it comes to marijuana charges as alot of states around us have made it legal. Below is a short list of the Indiana law's.
CBD products with less than 0.3% THC is Legal.
Any amount Misdemeanor 180 days in jail and up to a $ 1,000 fine
Less than 30 g and no prior drug offense Misdemeanor up to1 year in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
30 g or more and prior drug offense is a Felony with between 6 months - 2 1/2 years and a $10,000 fine.
CBD products containing less than 0.3 percent THC are exempt from the criminal code. See Penalty Details. Conditional discharge may be available for first-time offenders.
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