Troopers Find 300 Pounds of Pot in Pick-Up

Two Indiana State Troopers making a routine traffic stop Monday on the Indiana Toll Road made an unexpected discovery: nearly 300 pounds of marijuana.

Troopers Anthony Robinson and Anthony Potesta stopped a 2008 Ford F350 pickup truck in LaPorte County and grew suspicious after talking to the driver, David Earl Bell Jr., 43, of Sun City, Ariz.

According to a press release, Bell claimed to be traveling to Georgia, but Robinson and Potesta became doubtful of the stories they were being told by Bell.

"Mr. Bell was acting very nervous and suspicious during the entire stop," Potesta said.

The troopers searched the truck and discovered several bails ofpot  tightly wrapped in cellophane. The bails were found concealed in suitcases in the passenger compartment, the release said. More bails of marijuana were found in a toolbox located in the bed of the pickup.

Bell was arrested for possession of marijuana and several other related felony charges. He was taken to the LaPorte County jail.

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