Following Too Closely Yields Marijuana and Two Arrests

Putnam County—This morning at approximately 10:00, an Indiana State Police Trooper from the Putnamville District, spotted a 2018 Ford Expedition SUV following another vehicle too closely on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 36 mile marker. The SUV was stopped and several indicators of possible criminal activity were noted, including a positive alert by a Putnam County Sheriff’s Office K-9.

Inside the vehicle, officers located an estimated 2.5 pounds of suspected Marijuana that appeared to be packaged for sale and approximately 2 pounds of suspected Marijuana Constitute (hard candy). Street value is an estimated $10,500 dollars.

The driver was identified as 45-year-old Dolores Domenica Johnston of Chandler, Arizona and the passenger was identified as 22-year-old Jace M. Earnest of New York, New York.

Both were incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail on preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana (felony).

The case was investigated by the Indiana State Police with assistance from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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