An early morning traffic stop netted five pounds of marijuana seized Sunday.
An Indiana State Trooper stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu on I-69 near the Petersburg exit at about 12:45 a.m. for having a defective license plate light. When the trooper approached the vehicle, he detected an odor of burnt marijuana.
The driver and passenger were identified as Robel N. Kidane, 40, and Rickelle L. Moubray, 23, both from Lansing, Mich. During a search of the vehicle, the trooper found a duffle bag in the trunk containing five packages of marijuana, each weighing one pound.
Kidane and Moubray were arrested and taken to the Pike County Jail where they are currently being held on bond.
Kidane was charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and maintaining a common nuisance. Moubray was charged with dealing marijuana, possession of marijuana and visiting a common nuisance.