Colorado Springs man arrested in Indiana after cache of marijuana found in car

PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. — A man from Colorado Springs was taken into custody this week after Indiana State Police found about 75 pounds of suspected marijuana and other drugs in his vehicle during a traffic stop for speeding.

It happened Wednesday on Interstate 70 in Putnam County, Indiana.

“During conversation with the driver, the trooper developed information that led to a search of the vehicle. On the rear seat was one large duffle bag containing suspected packaged marijuana,” the Indiana State Police said.

“In the trunk were three other large duffel bags containing additional suspected packaged Marijuana and vials of suspected marijuana oil.”

The driver, 21-year-old Thomas Lee King of Colorado Springs, was taken into custody. He faces a number of drug-related charges.

“In all, approximately 75 pounds of suspected marijuana, 300 vials of suspected marijuana oil, and one suspected OxyContin narcotic pain killer tablet were seized,” the Indiana State Police said.

“Estimated total street value of the Marijuana is $337,000 and the estimated total street value of the marijuana oil is $16,500.”

In a separate case and on the same day, a man from Denver was arrested in Indiana when state police said they found 33 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

They said he was also traveling to Ohio.