Indiana State Police to pot smokers: 'Somebody's 4/20 celebration is canceled'

Indiana State PoliceMarijuana worth about $US250,000.
  • An Indiana State Trooper on Monday pulled over an SUV loaded with over 78 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of about $US250,000.
  • “Somebody’s 4/20 is canceled,” the police tweeted.
  • Medicinal and recreational pot aren’t legal in Indiana.

Indiana State police said Monday that a trooper pulled over a Ford Expedition for weaving outside of traffic lanes.

It turned out to be more than a traffic stop. Inside the vehicle, the trooper found over 78 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of around $US250,000, the police said in a statement.

Police named the driver as Christian Elie, 51, of Elbert, Colorado, and the passenger as Austin Johnson, 42, of Indianapolis. They were both arrested on preliminary drug charges, the police said.

Sgt. John Perrine of the Indiana State Police tweeted that they had rented the SUV, loaded it up with pot, and driven to Indiana.

The state is one of about two dozen where neither recreational nor medical marijuana is legal. Last Friday, police said they made two arrests during another traffic stop after the truck’s occupants were found with marijuana. In the county jail, a trooper purportedly found 48 grams that one of meth that one of the suspects was allegedly trying to hide.

In the most recent bust, it was the driving that caught the trooper’s attention, according to Perrine.

He also had this to say for anyone that would have smoked the pot on Friday, April 20, or 4/20, an important holiday for stoners everywhere:

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