GREENFIELD, Ind. – “Somebody’s 4/20 celebration is canceled.”
That’s what Indiana State Police Sgt. John Perrine tweeted after officers seized more than 70 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Monday morning in Greenfield, Indiana.
A trooper pulled over a 2017 Ford Expedition for a traffic violation around 11 a.m on I-70 near Greenfield. The trooper said the SUV was weaving outside the traffic lanes, according to WXIN.
The trooper later discovered more than 78 pounds of marijuana inside the SUV.
— Sgt. John Perrine (@ISPIndianapolis) April 16, 2018
The vehicle was driven by 51-year-old Christian Elie of Elbert, of Colorado, and there was one passenger, 42-year-old Austin Johnson, of Indianapolis. Both men were arrested and transported to the Hancock County Jail on preliminary drug charges.
This is an ongoing investigation; troopers will work with the Hancock County Prosecutor’s Office to determine formal charges. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be around $250,000.