Dog finds bag of marijuana during traffic stop

HENRY COUNTY — Local officers seized $30,000 worth of pot during a traffic stop in Henry County Tuesday afternoon.

Members of the Proactive Criminal Enforcement (PACE) team, a multi-jurisdiction task force that patrols Interstate 70 looking for drug-traffickers, arrested a California man after finding a bag full of marijuana in his car, according to police reports.

Henry County Sheriff’s Department deputy David Glover stopped a car in Henry County on Tuesday afternoon along eastbound I-70. The driver was behaving suspiciously, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Ernstes and his K9 partner, Manni, were called to assist with searching the vehicle.

During the search, Manni found a bag in the car that contained six large vacuum-sealed bags of high-grade marijuana, valued at more than $30,000, police said.

The driver, Andrian Telesforo Garcia Campos, 26, of San Jacinto, California, was arrested in a charge of dealing marijuana. He was booked into the Henry County Jail Tuesday afternoon.

Campos told police the bag was left inside the vehicle by the rental car company he was using, officers said.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.