Police: Mushrooms, pot found during traffic stop

HANCOCK COUNTY — A traffic stop Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Hancock County led Indiana State Police officers to arrest three people from New Mexico after finding pot and mushrooms in the car, officers said.

State Trooper Adam Buchta stopped a Chevrolet passenger car traveling eastbound on I-70 at the mile marker 94 Wednesday afternoon. The car was speeding, police said, and initially drove more than four miles before pulling over near mile maker 99.

While speaking with the male driver and two female passengers, Buchta smelled raw marijuana coming from inside the car, police said. Troopers searched the vehicle and found marijuana, hash oil and psilocybin mushrooms, officers said.

Elizabeth Bryant, 28, and Dailene Larimer, 29, of Albuquerque were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, possession of hash oil and possession of paraphernalia. Christopher Gordon, 30, of Albuquerque was arrested on the same charges along with one count of resisting law enforcement.

All three were taken to the Hancock County Jail, where they are being held without bond.