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Dark Window Tint Leads Officer to Marijuana Hidden in Trunk

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Dark Window Tint Leads Officer to Marijuana Hidden in Trunk



SUSPECT/ARRESTED:          Jarod W. Burgess


                                                Leo/Cedarville, IN


CHARGES:                 Felony Possession Marijuana                Bond $2500.00

                                    Window Tint Violation              Bond O.R.



WHEN:            July 9, 2009



DETAILS:     On Thursday, July 9, 2009, at approximately 8:27 p.m., Officer Douglas Keller with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department observed a white, 2003 Chevrolet Impala with illegally tinted windows.  Officer Keller pulled the vehicle over in the 2900 block of Dupont Road.  When he approached the vehicle and obtained the driver’s identification he noticed that the driver was very nervous and did not have proof of insurance.  Do to the driver’s unusual nervousness and actions, Officer Keller called for a K-9 certified in drug detection.  Sgt. Robert Hatfield and his K-9 partner Dexter, arrived and walked around the suspect’s vehicle.  K-9 Dexter alerted on the trunk area confirming Officer Keller’s earlier suspicion that narcotics were present in the vehicle.  A search of the trunk found approximately 475 grams of marijuana.  Mr. Burgess was transported to the Allen County Lock-Up and charged with Felony Possession of Marijuana and violation of the window tint law.


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                        Public Information Officer