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Marijuana purchased in Illinois lands man in jail in Indiana

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A Hammond resident was arrested Wednesday on multiple charges following a traffic stop on I-80/94 in Lake County, the Indiana State Police said.

According to police, at 1:30 a.m. Michael L. Peavy, 26, was stopped near the 9 mile marker after a trooper clocked him at 103 miles per hour in a zone posted at 55 mph. On making contact with Peavy, the officer detected the odor of raw marijuana from the vehicle’s interior, police said. The trooper also observed the handle of a handgun under Peavy’s feet, police said.

At this point, the trooper ordered Peavy to put up his hands, but Peavy “ignored this directive and attempted to start his vehicle,” prompting the trooper to open the driver’s door and take Peavy into custody, police said.

The trooper subsequently recovered from Peavy’s vehicle 100 grams of marijuana and a Glock 22 handgun with an extended 50-round barrel magazine, police said. It was later determined that Peavy had purchased the marijuana in Illinois earlier that morning, police said.

“Possession of marijuana is illegal in Indiana,” police noted. “Marijuana purchased in neighboring states is a criminal offense to possess in Indiana.”

Peavy was transported to Lake County Jail on charges of possession of a handgun without a permit; dealing marijuana; possession of marijuana with a prior conviction; and reckless driving.



Posted 1/2/2020




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