Richard Ashley Parker II, 64, of Lake Forest, Busted in Indiana with Nearly $1 Million in Pot
Fort Wayne Wane.com has the scoop.
The Orange Countian was headed eastbound near the 147 mile marker of I-80 in Steuben County shortly before 11 p.m. Monday when Indiana State Trooper John Grant and Corporal Peter Bradley say he made an illegal lane change. Both troopers claim to have spotted the pot, asked Parker about it and been struck with suspicion over the driver's answers.
State police K-9 officer Nicholas Meade was contacted to walk his dog around the Chevy, and the canine indicated drugs were in the ride. The troopers then obtained a search warrant for the vehicle, in which they claim to have found several bundles of marijuana weighing more than 200 pounds and with a street value around $4,500 per pound--or more than $900,000.
Parker made his $25,000 bail pending an upcoming court date.
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