Several pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop on the Toll Road

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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. -- Two people were arrested after an officer located several pounds of marijuana and THC edibles in a vehicle traveling on the Indiana Toll Road Sunday evening, according to Indiana State Police.

Around 10:30 p.m., a trooper conducted a traffic stop on a 2019 Ford Escape after it committed a moving violation in the eastbound lanes near the 104 mile marker, police said.

While speaking with the driver, 22-year-old Victoria Townsend, the trooper smelled the odor of marijuana and saw marijuana in plain view, reports said.

A search of the vehicle led to the seizure of several plastic bags with suspected marijuana, a plastic bag of psilocybin mushrooms, two duffle bags with THC edibles and other THC products and three marijuana plants, according to police.

The suspected marijuana, THC edibles and THC products weighed approximately 6 pounds, police said.

Townsend and her passenger, Keenya Alexndre, both of NY, were arrested on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, and cultivating marijuana.

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