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Traffic stop nets 46 pounds of marijuana

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Indiana State Police photo of marijuana seized during Friday traffic stop north of Sellersburg. Indiana State Police photo of marijuana seized during Friday traffic stop north of Sellersburg.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Indiana State Police say they found almost 46 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop Friday afternoon, along I-65 north of Sellersburg.

Trooper Nate Abbott stopped a black 2007 Chevrolet Impala with windows that were illegally tinted, police said in a news release late Friday.

He suspected something was wrong, and a subsequent search of the vehicle yielded approximately 46 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana was located in both the passenger and trunk areas of the car in luggage, a backpack and a cloth bag, according to the release.

Police estimated the street value of the seized pot is over $46,000.

The driver, Amanda Lucia Arellano, 20, from Edinburg, Texas, is charged with 3 felonies.

Passenger Irma Maldonado, 46 and also from Texas, is charged with 3 felonies.

An additional male passenger, a juvenile, faces delinquency charges, police said.

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