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Traffic stop leads to drug bust on I-65 in Clark County

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(source: Indiana State Police) (source: Indiana State Police)

MEMPHIS, IN (WAVE) - Fifty pounds of marijuana are off the street thanks to Indiana State Police.

A trooper was on southbound I-65 in Clark County near Memphis, Indiana when he spotted a Ford Taurus he said was following too closely to a semi.

When he stopped the driver, the trooper said he could smell a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the trunk. That's when he found 50 pounds of pot, with a street value of more than $50,000.

Troopers arrested the driver, 30-year-old Corey Beckwith of Indianapolis, and his passenger,  22-year-old Michael Stokes of Indianapolis.

Both are charged with dealing marijuana.

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