KNIGHTSTOWN, Ind. (WISH) — A Henry County sheriff’s sergeant stopped a van for following another vehicle too closely Wednesday afternoon along I-70 and found 400 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana.
Henry County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. James Goodwin about 1:15 p.m. Wednesday pulled over the white 2021 Dodge Sprinter on eastbound I-70 about 2 miles east of the Knightstown exit for State Road 109, according to a news release from the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement of Hancock and Henry counties.
“The driver had green leafy plant material on his pants that looked like marijuana. Deputies also smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” the news release said.
The marijuana was packed into 16 cardboard boxes in the van, police said. Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement shared a photo of the packages of marijuana alongside an I-70 sign and a police dog named Manni from the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.
Two men — Chas Brown, 27, of Baltimore, and Howard Stevens, 37, of Glenn Burne, Maryland — were arrested for drug dealing.
Recreational marijuana use is illegal in Maryland and Indiana. However, in the United States, recreational use is legal in 18 states, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam.