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A traffic stop in Martin County late this past weekend ended with the arrest of a Franklin County man for numerous drug charges.

Just before 8:30 p.m. Sunday evening a trooper with the Indiana State Police was patrolling US Highway 50 near Loogootee when he observed a vehicle in excess of the posted 55 mile per hour speed limit.

As the trooper began his traffic stop and spoke with the driver, 18-year old Thor King of Batesville, he could smell the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle.

While speaking with King, the trooper sought the assistance of the Martin County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 unit with the stop.

Photo Courtesy of the ISP
Photo Courtesy of the ISP

Police say during the investigation, officers located 78 individually packaged baggies, each containing 1 gram of marijuana in a large glass container.

Officers also found a large digital scale, a receipt book, and a glass pipe used for smoking marijuana.

King was placed into custody without incident and was booked into the Martin County Jail on Level 6 Felony counts of Dealing in Marijuana over 30 grams, Maintaining a Common Nuisance and Possession of Marijuana over 30 grams as well as a Class C Misdemeanor count of Possession of Paraphernalia.

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