A traffic stop netted state police more than $10,000 in marijuana Thursday, authorities said.
A trooper stopped a car for a traffic violation along Interstate 65 near mile marker 28 in Scott County just before 9 a.m.
When the trooper was talking with the men in the vehicle, he said he smelled an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana.
A State police K-9 named Kilo was called to the scene and alerted on the vehicle, police said.
When troopers searched the vehicle, they found 10 pounds of marijuana packaged in plastic bags with a street value of more than $10,000.
The driver, Kentel C. Peoples, 23, of Georgia, and his passenger, Thomas McElwain Jr., 22, from Indianapolis, were arrested on preliminary charges of dealing marijuana over 10 pounds and possession of marijuana over 30 grams.
Peoples was also charged with maintaining a common nuisance, while McElwain was charged with visiting a common nuisance.
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