A Liberty Township
resident was arrested Saturday on a charge of dealing in marijuana after she
was found in possession of candy and baked goods which tested positive for
THC, Chesterton Police said.
police, at 3:14 a.m. an officer on patrol observed a woman subsequently
identified as Samantha Elizabeth Leverett, 32, of 1712 Vail Drive,
apparently “unconscious” in the driver’s seat of a vehicle stopped with its
lights on in the area of South Calumet Road and Broadway.
The officer roused
Leverett but on making contact with her detected an “overwhelming” odor of
marijuana from the vehicle’s interior, police said.
being in possession of marijuana and in a search of the vehicle the officer
recovered the following: 624 grams of marijuana in separately wrapped
baggies; and 33 pieces of strawberry, grape, and blueberry candy, three
muffins, and two cookies which all field-tested positive for THC.
Also recovered from
the vehicle, police said: $1,510 in U.S. currency, a metal grinder, and
that she prepared the food items found in her vehicle with hash oil, police
charged with dealing in marijuana, possession of marijuana, maintaining a
common nuisance, and possession of paraphernalia. She was transported to
Porter County Jail.