Colorado men arrested for drug possession in I-70 stop

Monday, February 12, 2018

PUTNAMVILLE -- Unsafe lane movement by a vehicle on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon resulted in a traffic stop that led to the arrests of two Colorado men on drug charges.

Luggage in the rear seat contained vials of THC oil; THC wax; one pound of marijuana; a half-ounce of mushrooms and marijuana constitute.
Brandon Zeballos

At 2 p.m. Monday, an Indiana State Police trooper from the Putnamville Post stopped a 2016 Toyota sedan for that unsafe movement on eastbound I-70 near the 36-mile marker in western Putnam County, five miles west of the Cloverdale (U.S. 231) exit.

Information gathered during the stop led to a search of the vehicle, State Police said.

Luggage in the rear seat contained 248 suspected vials of THC oil; 432 grams of THC wax; one pound of marijuana; a half-ounce of mushrooms; and 25 grams of marijuana constitute, authorities reported.

Street value is estimated up to $20,000, State Police said.

The driver was identified as Brandon Zeballos, 22, of Fairplay, Colo., while the passenger was identified as Cory D. Rodriguez, 21, of Lakewood, Colo.

Both were incarcerated in the Putnam County Jail on charges of dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of psychedelic mushrooms.

Cory Rodriguez

The suspects were reportedly traveling from the state of Colorado to the state of Maryland.

Marijuana constitute is essentially a butter like substance that can be used with various foods. THC wax is alleged to contain high-quality levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) for various drug use.

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