Indiana State Police K9 sniffs out 1200 lbs of marijuana

State Police K9 sniffs out pot with street value of $5-8 million

Contributed By:The 411 News

Routine traffic stop nets 1200 lbs of marijuana

Tuesday morning at approximately 11:15 a.m., a Trooper with the Indiana State Police ACP Team (All Crimes Policing) stopped a vehicle on I-65 near the 240 mile-marker (Lowell exit) for a moving violation.

Subsequent investigation, including a canine sniff of the exterior of the vehicle, led the officers to search the inside of the van. During that search, Troopers discovered 38 large boxes and 6 black garbage bags.

The boxes were wrapped in black plastic wrap. Found inside the boxes were a total of 1,264 individually sealed bags, each weighing approximately 1.5 lbs., and containing a green plant material. A field test of the contents revealed it to be marijuana.

The total amount of seized marijuana weighed approximately 1,275 lbs.

A conservative estimated street value of the seized items is approximately $5.7-8.5 million dollars.

The driver, identified as Christopher S. Colburn, 31, from McKinleyville, CA, was arrested without incident. He was later transported to the Lake County Jail and is preliminarily charged with Dealing Marijuana - Level 5 Felony and Possession of Marijuana with Prior Conviction - Level 6 Felony.

Christopher S. Colburn, driver of van loaded with marijuana

Story Posted:03/16/2021

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