Traffic Stop Leads to Criminal Drug Arrests in Hancock County

ISP SmallHancock Co., IN- A traffic stop yesterday afternoon on I-70 in Hancock County has resulted in the arrests of three individuals from New Mexico.

Yesterday afternoon, July 20th, 2016, at approximately 12:15 P.M., Trooper Adam Buchta attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a speeding violation on a Chevrolet passenger car traveling EB on I-70 at the 94mm. The vehicle initially failed to pull over, traveling more than four miles, before finally pulling over at the 99.8mm.

While speaking with the male driver and two female occupants, Buchta detected indicators that criminal activity was afoot and smelled the odor of raw marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle. Inside the vehicle troopers located plant material believed to be marijuana, hash oil and psilocybin mushrooms.

Elizabeth Bryant, 28, and Dailene Larimer, 29, of New Mexico were arrested for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of Hash Oil and Possession of Paraphernalia. Christopher Gordon, 30, of New Mexico was arrested for the same criminal violations and Resisting Law Enforcement.

All three occupants were transported to the Hancock County Jail by Hancock County Corrections Officers and incarcerated.

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