Indiana State Police discovered 23.5 lbs of marijuana hidden in luggage during a traffic stop on I-65 in Jasper County. 

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, a state trooper pulled over a 2017 Chevy Equinox for making unsafe lane movements in the southbound lanes, according to a news release from state police.

The driver, Christopher Anderson, 34, of Kokomo, pulled over about four miles north of the Fair Oaks exit at the 224 mile marker. After smelling the odor of marijuana, police called a K-9 unit to search the car.

Police said 23.5 pounds of marijuana were found in luggage and in a sealed box within the vehicle. 

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Anderson was arrested and charged with dealing marijuana and possession of marijuana. He was taken to Jasper County Jail in Rensselaer, police said.

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Anna Ortiz is the breaking news/crime reporter for The Times, covering crime, politics, courts, investigative news and more. She is a Region native and graduate of Ball State University with a major in journalism and minor in anthropology.