THC-loaded vape cartridges with an estimated street value of more than $3
million were confiscated on Wednesday following a traffic stop on I-70 in
Hendricks County, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 11:33 a.m. Danny J. Luttrell II, 27, of Indianapolis, was stopped
near the 66 mile marker for following too closely. On making contact with
Luttrell and his passenger, Brandon M. Pierson, 27, also of Indianapolis,
the trooper detected the odor of marijuana and observed other “criminal
indicators,” police said, and in a subsequent search of the vehicle
discovered approximately 250 pounds of marijuana and 50,000 vape cartridges
filled with THC.
“The items were
discovered in the cargo storage area of the box truck,” police said. “The
street value of the marijuana is estimated at $2.5 million and the vape
cartridges’ estimated value is $1 million.”
Police said that
Luttrell and Pierson were returning to Indianapolis from Burbank, Calif.
Both were charged
with dealing marijuana and transported to Hendricks County Jail.