A trucker was
arrested on Monday on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of
paraphernalia after he was stopped by a trooper checking for overweight
rigs, the Indiana State Police said.
police, at 12:05 p.m. Richard Leroy Goodwin, 49, of Three Oaks, Mich., was
exiting eastbound I-94 at the Burns Harbor exit when a trooper stopped him
after noticing that his tires were “pinched.”
During the traffic
stop, the trooper detected a “strong odor” of burnt marijuana from Goodwin’s
cabin and in a search of the rig found a quantity of marijuana less than 30
grams and paraphernalia, police said.
was also found to be overweight on the trailer tandem axles by 5,800 pounds
more than the allowed 34,000 pounds, police said.
transported to Porter County Jail. He was also cited and placed out of
service for false log book, possession of drugs, and other violations,
including overweight axles and permit violation, police said.
In addition, police
said, the Department of Revenue was contacted and the permit pulled.
Goodwin was en
route to Flatrock, Mich., from Portage.