Arrest follows I-64 traffic stop

From Local Sources


FERDINAND — A passenger went to jail after a Monday afternoon traffic stop on I-64 west of the Ferdinand exit.

An Indiana State Police trooper who stopped a vehicle that was traveling 83 mph in a 70 mph zone on eastbound I-64 near the 62-mile marker reported noticing the odor of burnt marijuana during the traffic stop.

A search of the vehicle revealed the presence of marijuana, according to police.

A passenger, Garmel L. Johnson, 38, Ferguson, Missouri, stated the marijuana belonged to him.

Authorities booked Johnson into the Dubois County Security Center at 2:39 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of possession of marijuana (prior).

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