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87 pounds of pot seized on Toll Road

Pemberton
Courtesy Indiana State Police
Indiana State Police said they seized 87 pounds of marijuana from a van pulled over on the Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange County.

A van driver who did not move over to another lane as he passed an Indiana Toll Road maintenance vehicle and employee working on the side of the road was stopped and is accused of hauling nearly 90 pounds of pot.

A trooper from the Indiana State Police pulled over David Crane Pemberton of Mount Vernon, Washington, in LaGrange County on Friday afternoon because of a state law that requires drivers to slow down and move over when approaching construction zones or emergency workers on the side of the road, according to a statement issued Monday by the state police.

The 59-year-old was driving east about 1:30 p.m. in a 2013 Chrysler Town & Country van when troopers stopped it, brought in a police dog and then did a search.

Troopers reported finding a number of packages, which added up to 87 pounds of marijuana, and 1,076 grams of marijuana wax.

Pemberton was taken to the LaGrange County Jail on preliminary charges of dealing more than 10 pounds of marijuana and possession of more than 10 pounds of marijuana, police said. He was released on $20,000 bond after an initial court appearance.

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