JACKSON COUNTY, INDIA — Indiana State Police discovered more than 70 pounds of marijuana during a traffic check in Jackson County on Tuesday afternoon, leading to the arrest of a California man on criminal charges.
An ISP sergeant performed a traffic stop on a 2022 Ford Edge on I-65 Southbound near Seymour, Indiana, around 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. During the traffic check, the sergeant stated that he felt suspicious of illicit activities.
The investigation led to a search of the vehicle, which yielded around 60 vacuum-sealed parcels containing what police described as suspected marijuana weighing more than 70 pounds. According to authorities, more than $16,000 in cash was also discovered in the car.
Arman Hakobyan, 37, of Chatsworth, California, was arrested and brought to the Jackson County Jail on preliminary accusations of dealing over 10 pounds of marijuana and possessing marijuana.
According to police, the marijuana has a street value of $150,000 to $200,000.
According to ISP, Hakobyan will make his first appearance in Jackson County Circuit Court soon.