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Dispensary Marijuana Bust in La Porte County

(La Porte County, IN) - Another arrest has been made in La Porte County for having a large quantity of marijuana purchased legally in Michigan.


La Porte County Police said a sheriff’s deputy was monitoring traffic last night along Indiana 39 just south of the Michigan state line when he noticed that a passing vehicle had a dim license plate light. The light was not strong enough to allow the plate to be seen from a distance of at least 50 feet, which is against state law.


Eventually, police said, the officer caught up to the speeding vehicle, which was pulled over in a gas station parking lot at Indiana 39 and U.S. 20. While speaking to the driver, the officer reportedly detected an odor of marijuana along with some type of air freshener or cologne. Marijuana, in leafy form and in gummies as well as wax, was found in a white bag covered by a sweater in the back seat of the vehicle.


According to police, the marijuana products were purchased for $564.00 at URB, a recently opened dispensary along Michigan 239 and Interstate 94 in New Buffalo Township.


The driver, Richard Main, 40, of La Porte, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana, both Misdemeanor offenses.


Main told the officer he purchased the products for his grown children and a friend. 


He is currently being held in the La Porte County Jail on $600 bond.


Marijuana remains illegal in Indiana. 

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