Traffic stop in Putnam County nets large bust of mushrooms, meth and pot


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PUTNAM COUNTY, Ind. — Thursday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. an Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Trooper stopped a white Ford box truck for impeding the flow of traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 41 mile marker at the Cloverdale exit.

During a commercial vehicle inspection of the truck and conversations with the three occupants, the trooper noticed indicators of possible criminal activity.  A search of the vehicle yielded 255 grams of psychedelic mushrooms; 17 grams of cocaine; 16 grams of Marijuana; 1 gram of methamphetamine; 6 grams of MDMA; 11 sublingual hits of acid; 175 Schedule II controlled substance prescription tablets; $340 cash, and assorted drug paraphernalia.

The truck was registered to an individual in Los Angeles, California. The trio were traveling to different locations across the country performing audio-visual production services at different musical events.

Those arrested in the incident were:

  • David Marriott, age 30, of Bellflower, CA (driver)
  • Paul Olaechea, age 26, of Commerce, CA
  • Jordan Pollard, age 25, of Los Angeles, CA

All of those suspects have been incarcerated in the Putnam Jail under the following charges:

  • Possession of Cocaine more than 10 grams
  • Dealing in a controlled substance
  • Possession of Meth
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

The suspects were also cited for several Federal Motor Carrier safety violations

truck impounded in traffic/drug bust in / Putnam County- Picture courtesy of Indiana State Police
Truck impounded after drug bust in Putnam County/Picture courtesy of Indiana State Police

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