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Big stash of pot confiscated from driver along toll road, police say

Big stash of pot confiscated from driver along toll road, police say


LAPORTE — Police said they confiscated a large quantity of marijuana Tuesday and took a California man into custody during a traffic stop along a local stretch of the Indiana Toll Road.

An officer with the Domestic Highway Enforcement program said he was traveling east on the toll road around 3:22 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle ahead committing several traffic violations.

Police nab big stash of pot in two stops on toll road

The officer stopped the vehicle during which time a large quantity of marijuana was discovered.

The driver, 31-year-old Zhaoyao Luo of Sacramento, California, was arrested on a felony count of dealing/delivery of marijuana.

He was taken to the LaPorte County jail on a cash-only bond of $15,005.

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Porter/LaPorte County Courts and Social Justice Reporter

Bob is a 23-year veteran of The Times. He covers county government and courts in Porter County, federal courts, police news and regional issues. He also created the Vegan in the Region blog, is an Indiana University grad and lifelong region resident.

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