Police make obstruction, marijuana arrest

From Local Sources


HUNTINGBURG — The Huntingburg Police Department accused a Pike County man of obstruction and marijuana possession after a Tuesday afternoon traffic stop.

An officer hit his patrol car’s emergency lights at 3:17 p.m. after observing a maroon Chrysler 200 go left of center and almost strike a school bus in the 600 block of North Chestnut Street, according to authorities.

The car driven by Michael D. Webb, 39, 9865 E. State Road 56, Otwell, eventually stopped after driving a distance into a factory parking lot in the 700 block of North Chestnut Street.

After noticing the odor of marijuana, police report finding some marijuana in the vehicle and additional marijuana on the ground after the officer walked the vehicle’s route of travel in the lot.

The total amount of marijuana located was reported at .91 of a gram.

Police allege Webb admitted to throwing the marijuana out hoping he would be released by police.

Authorities booked Webb into the Dubois County Security Center at 6:21 p.m. on a preliminary Level 6 felony count of obstruction of justice and a preliminary misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana.

More on DuboisCountyHerald.com