Traffic Stop on IN Toll Road Yields Almost 90 Pounds of Marijuana

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A Washington man was arrested Friday by officers with the Indiana State Police Department for dealing and possession of marijuana.

According to police, 59-year-old David Pemberton of Mount Vernon, Washington was traveling on the Toll Road when he failed to move his van into the next lane has he passed a Toll Road maintenance vehicle and worker on the side of the roadway.

After an officer spoke with Pemberton, he became suspicious and called in another Trooper and his K-9 partner. A search was conducted and 87 pounds of marijuana, along with 1076 grams of marijuana wax were discovered.

Pemberton was taken to the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of:

• Dealing Marijuana, More Than 10 Pounds
• Possession of Marijuana, More Than 10 Pounds

He was held on a $20,000 bond and has since bonded out after his initial court appearance.