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California Man Arrested in Pike County With 13 Pounds of Marijuana: State Police

Suspected marijuana confiscated in Pike County - Indiana State Police

A California man was arrested on marijuana dealing/possession charges in Pike County on Tuesday after the Indiana State Police says around 13 pounds of marijuana was found in his vehicle.

Posted: Jul 21, 2021 9:54 AM

The Indiana State Police (ISP) says a California man was arrested in Pike County on Tuesday on marijuana dealing/possession charges after being found with around 13 pounds in the back seat and trunk of his vehicle.

According to ISP, 26-year-old Arthur Ward of Bakersfield, California, was traveling in the area of I-69 in Pike County on Tuesday afternoon when the vehicle he was in was stopped for speeding.

When the Trooper who stopped Ward spoke to him, ISP says the Trooper noticed the strong scent of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

ISP says a search of Ward's vehicle produced around 13 pounds of suspected marijuana in the back seat and the trunk.

After the marijuana was collected, Ward was taken to the Pike County Jail where he's being held without bond.

Arthur Ward, 26, of Bakersfield, CA, Faces the following charges:\

Arthur Ward - ISP

  • Possession of Marijuana Over 10 Pounds, Level 6 Felony
  • Arresting Officer: Trooper Boeckman, Indiana State Police

ISP says a woman who was driving the vehicle that Ward was in at the time of the stop took possession of the vehicle.

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