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Allen County Drug Interdiction Officer Discovers 20.47 Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

 

Allen County Drug Interdiction Officer Discovers 20.47

Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop

 

 

 

SUSPECT/ARRESTED:          Miguel Angel Garcia

                                                M/H/33

                                                Yoder, IN

 

CHARGES:                             Dealing Marijuana                      $10,000.00 Bond

                                                Driving While Suspended           $750.00 Bond           

 

                                   

 

DETAILS:     On Thursday, February 5, 2009, at approximately 7:51 p.m., an officer with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department Drug Interdiction Unit observed a red 2000 Audi commit a traffic offense.  After stopping the vehicle, the officer found the driver had a suspended driver’s license.  The officer called for a K-9 to walk around the outside of the vehicle when the officer found the driver and passenger to be acting strangely.  The K-9 (Bruno) immediately alerted to the trunk area of the vehicle, which contained the marijuana.  An inventory revealed the marijuana was being stored in 20-gallon size plastic bags. The driver was arrested and transported to the Allen County Lock-Up with a $50,000 bond.

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954