Routine traffic stop leads to interstate drug bust
GREENFIELD, Ind. -- On Tuesday morning around 11:00 a.m. a routine traffic stop led to the seizure of over 100 pounds of marijuana.
According to officials an Indiana State Police K-9 Unit pulled over a Toyota minivan for speeding while driving eastbound on I-70.
The stop took place just west of the Mount Comfort Road exit in Greenfield.
Officials say the stop turned from a traffic ticket into a felony when the trooper initiated a search due to a distinct marijuana odor coming from the car.
The trooper also stated he could smell fabric dryer sheets as well.
A search of the minivan unveiled multiple containers and bags, shrunk wrapped and packed accordingly throughout the vehicle.
According to officials the estimated weight of all the marijuana is 120 pounds.
The two men arrested, 43-year-old Tong Pan from Elk Grove, California, and 52-year-old Liandi Zhang of Mechanicsville, Virginia, are being held in the Marion County Jail for dealing and possession of marijuana.
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