Traffic Stop Uncovers 24 Pounds of Marijuana and Missing Juvenile Female

July 19, 2017-Indiana State Police say that a traffic stop uncovered 24 lbs. of marijuana and a missing juvenile from California. According to the statement from Sgt. Ted Bohner of the Indiana State Police, “Indiana State Trooper Brandon Lankford stopped a black Buick for a traffic violation near the Portage Barrier around 9:30 a.m. on June 26. This is just west of the Chesterton and Valparaiso exit.” Upon investigation, Trooper Lankford became suspicious because the driver of the vehicle was a juvenile female who was accompanied by three adult males. “Trooper Lankford soon found that the female driver of the vehicle was a juvenile and had left her home in Bakersfield, CA without her parent’s permission” according to police. A K-9 Officer was called and discovered 24 lbs of marijuana in the vehicle. “Arrested on charges of Level 5 Felony Dealing Marijuana were: Bernard Adams, age 25, from Fargo, ND, Danny Hill, age 38, from Van Nuys, CA, and Michael Reyes, age 33, Bakersfield, CA. All three were taken to the Portage (sic) County Jail.”

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