Two South Bend
residents were arrested Saturday on a charge of possession of marijuana
following an accident on I-94 near Chesterton, the Indiana State Police
police, during Saturday’s snow event a trooper responded to the slide-off of
a single vehicle four miles east of the Chesterton exit. On his arrival, the
trooper made contact with the driver, Aryal M. Duran, 26, and her passenger,
Harold R. Murphy Jr., 34, who advised that they’d already contacted a tow
truck and didn’t need assistance.
however, detected the odor of burnt marijuana from the vehicle’s interior
and on being confronted Duran and Murphy stated that “they had just smoked
the marijuana after they were involved in the slide-off, but that they
didn't have any more with them or in the vehicle,” police said.
subsequently found in the vehicle a bag containing 114 grams of marijuana,
Murphy was charged
with felony possession of marijuana and Duran with misdemeanor possession
and both were transported to Porter County Jail.