A traffic stop early Saturday morning, March 4th resulted in the arrest of two Indianapolis men.
At 12:33 Officer Wozniak with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department stopped a gold 2000 Chevrolet utility vehicle in the area of US 31 and 18th road for exceeding the maximum speed limit. The driver, 22 year old Larry Maxie of Indianapolis, was found to be operating a vehicle on a suspended-prior driver`s license. He was taken into custody and booked into the County Jail on a $750 cash bond.
During the investigation, Officer Wozniak noted a strong smell of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. A search of the interior of the vehicle resulted in 23 grams of marijuana under the front seat passenger seat. The marijuana was individually packaged for sale in 17 separate baggies.
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