La Porte deputies seize large amount of marijuana during traffic stop

Photo courtesy La Porte County Sheriff's Office

Amanda Salmons

Tshaka M. Brown

Two La Porte County deputies working the Domestic Highway Enforcement program on the Indiana Toll Road arrested one driver with a large amount of marijuana and another with marijuana and a handgun, according to the La Porte County Sheriff's Office.

Late Tuesday morning, a deputy working the Indiana Toll Road spotted a vehicle traveling eastbound that committed a traffic infraction, reports said.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the Knute Rockne Service Area.

During the stop, the deputy located a large amount of marijuana in the vehicle, according to deputies.

The driver, 34-year-old Amanda Salmons of Ohio, was taking into custody on a preliminary charge of dealing in marijuana.

She is being held on $15005 cash only bond.

Two hours later another deputy observed a pickup truck whose driver allegedly committed two infractions.

The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and located an illegal drug and a firearm, deputies said.

The driver, 34-year-old Tshaka Brown of New York, was taken into custody on preliminary charges of possession of a handgun without a license and possession of marijuana.

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