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Traffic Stop Leads to Discovery of 133 Pounds of Marijuana

Morgan County - Saturday, December 11, 2021, at approximately 4:20 p.m., an Indiana State Trooper observed a GMC Yukon that was following too close to a tractor trailer on I-70 near the 51-mile marker eastbound. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Alvaro Lopez-Chacon, age 39, of Costa Rica. During the course of the traffic stop the trooper observed criminal indicators and requested a canine. Trooper Kyle Hall and his canine Barker, from the ISP Putnamville Post, arrived. Barker indicated an alert on the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle discovered that Lopez-Chacon was transporting 133 pounds of marijuana. Alvaro Lopez-Chacon was taken into custody and transported to the Morgan County Jail. The estimated street value of the marijuana is $300,000.

Arrested and Charges: Alvaro Lopez-Chacon, 39, Costa Rica

Dealing Marijuana, Level 5 Felony

Possession of Marijuana, Class B Misdemeanor

Photo 1 - Evidence Collected

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