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Marijuana Related Traffic Stop with Kids Arrest

(La Porte County, IN) - A Michigan City man is in jail on allegations involving marijuana and children not correctly seat belted. 22-year old Qushawn Tyler is charged with neglect of a dependent and other counts.


According to Indiana State Police, he was pulled over after clocking at 77 miles per hour on U.S. 20 near State Road 39. The trooper also noticed two young children in the back seat not correctly restrained while the vehicle was traveling. 


When approaching the car, the officer smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A small amount of pot was allegedly recovered from the suspect’s pants pocket, leading to the arrest. 


Tyler was being held without bond because he was on probation at his arrest. According to court records, Tyler has prior convictions related to marijuana and other crimes like resisting law enforcement.

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