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[ISP] Traffic Stop Uncovers 35 Pounds of Marijuana
Start Date: 7/24/2013Start Time: 12:00 AM
End Date: 7/24/2013End Time: 11:59 PM
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35 Pounds of Marijuana Lands Two Out of State Men in LaGrange County Jail

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LaGrange County, IN-Troopers from the Indiana State Police Toll Road post arrested two men yesterday morning for allegedly transporting approximately 35 pounds of marijuana as they were traveling to the east coast from California in a rental truck.

According to Trooper Ted Bohner, at approximately 9:25 a.m. he was on routine patrol driving eastbound near the 114 mile marker when observed a Penske rental truck commit a moving violation for which a traffic stop was initiated.

During his encounter with the driver, and based on his training and experience, he summoned the assistance of Trooper Nicholas Meade and his K-9 partner Sabre. Bohner said that Sabre made a positive alert and that he and Meade began to search the truck until they came upon a padlock on the back for which there was no key.

A search warrant was then applied for and obtained. During the execution of the search warrant in the locked area of the truck, three boxes were located which allegeldy contained a total of 35 individually wrapped packages of marijuana. The driver, Robert Scott Baldwin, 60 from Santa Rosa, California and his passenger Jon-Michael Debettencourt, 32 from Oakland, California were taken into custody without incident and incarcerated in the LaGrange County Jail.

Preliminary Charges:
• Robert Scott Baldwin
o Dealing in Marijuana, More Than 10 Pounds
o Possession of Marijuana, More Than 30 Grams
o Possession of Paraphernalia

• Jon-Michael Debettencourt
o Dealing in Marijuana, More Than 10 Pounds

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Ron Galaviz
Phone: 260-459-4819
Bohner, Meade and Sabre
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