Marijuana odor leads to driver’s arrest

From Local Sources

HUNTINGBURG — Police arrested a Delaware County man Tuesday after an off-duty police officer reported noticing the odor of marijuana coming from the SUV he was driving.

A Dubois County Sheriff’s Department deputy located the suspect’s Chevrolet TrailBlazer — it had a Dodge passenger car’s plate on it — in a lot off Fourth Street just after 1 p.m., according to authorities.

The deputy also reported noticing the smell of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.

Police say the driver, Kevin N. Cavanaugh, 26, Muncie, consented to a vehicle search that located marijuana and paraphernalia.

Authorities booked Cavanaugh into the Dubois County Security Center at 1:37 p.m. on preliminary misdemeanor counts of marijuana possession and possession of paraphernalia. Cavanaugh posted bond later in the afternoon.

The Huntingburg Police Department and Jasper Police Department assisted.

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