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[ISP] Traffic Stop Nets Fifty Pounds of Marijuana
Start Date: 2/1/2012
End Date: 2/1/2012
Entry Description

Clark County-Earlier today at approximately 4:47 PM, trooper Nate Abbott observed a gray 2005 Ford Taurus, following a semi too closely in the slow lane of Interstate 65 South Bound near the 16 Mile Marker. He initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and as he was talking to the occupants he could smell an overwhelming odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. 

A subsequent search in the trunk area of the vehicle yielded fifty, (50), one gallon plastic bags located in two suitcases and a plastic tote. The fifty plastic bags were filled with marijuana, each weighing approximately one pound.

The street value of the seized Marijuana is over $50,000. Also seized from the driver of the vehicle was $2,185.

Arrested and Charges:
Driver- Corey L. Beckwith, 30, from Culver Street in Indianapolis, IN.
1) Dealing Marijuana Over Ten Pounds, C Felony.
2) Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, D Felony.
3) Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, D Felony.
4) Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony.

Passenger-Michael C. Stokes, 22, from Kenneth Avenue in Indianapolis, IN.
1) Dealing Marijuana Over Ten Pounds, C Felony.
2) Possession of Marijuana Over 30 Grams, D Felony.
3) Possession of Marijuana with a Prior Conviction, D Felony.
4) Maintaining a Common Nuisance, D Felony.

All subjects are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Contact Information:
Name: Sergeant Jerry Goodin
Phone: (812) 248-4364
Email: jgoodin@isp.in.gov
Corey L. Beckwith
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