Police Seize $2 Million In Pot During Traffic Stop
More Than 1,000 Pounds Of Marijuana Found
1:23 PM, Jun 21, 2011
Police said Tuesday that about $2 million worth of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop in Brownsburg on Friday.Chad Jobe, 34, was charged with dealing and possession of marijuana. Delton Hinderliter, 32, was charged with conspiracy to commit dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana.Jobe and Hinderliter were pulled over just inside Marion County after Brownsburg police said they sped through the community in a pickup truck and an SUV while carrying about 1,000 pounds of drugs, 6News' Julie Pursley reported."Both of them were on cellphones with each other at the time of the stop and were traveling together," said Brownsburg police Corp. Ben Pyatt. "When I went to try to stop the vehicle with the large amount of marijuana in it, the second vehicle tried to cut me off from getting in behind him."Police said Jobe was driving the pickup truck and Hinderliter was behind the wheel of the SUV. An Indiana State Police Master Trooper Dennis Wade and his K-9, Mojo, discovered marijuana in the bed of the pickup truck, which had a camper shell on top, police said."Mojo pretty much drug me from my car straight back to the truck," Wade said.Police said they found 83 bundles of marijuana in the bed of the truck. Police think it had been imported into the U.S. from Mexico."I've been doing this for a long time, and I've seen it packaged similarly," said Hendricks County Prosecutor Pat Baldwin. "This is a lot for Hendricks County and certainly a lot to see it coming through Brownsburg."Both men were released on $25,000 bond. They are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday.