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[ISP] Interstate Traffic Stop leads to Cultivated Marijuana
Start Date: 4/20/2012
End Date: 4/20/2012
Entry Description

Seymour, Indiana – Yesterday, April 19, 2012 around 2:50 p.m., Ronald Whisnant, 56 of Hohenwald, TN was arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance, a class D felony.  He was also arrested for allegedly committing the following class A misdemeanor offenses; possession of marijuana, cultivating marijuana, and possession of paraphernalia. 

The arrest resulted from a simple traffic stop when Tpr. Randel Miller, a 5-year-veteran of the state police, stopped Whisnant for a lane violation as he was driving south on I-65 near the 53 mile marker.  During the traffic stop Tpr. Miller developed information that permitted him to search Whisnant’s car and resulted in the discovery of two suspected marijuana plants, suspected processed marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and another suspected controlled substance.

This is an example of a criminal being taken off the street due to a simple traffic violation.  In the law enforcement business this is called ‘looking past the ticket’ when criminal activity is found during a traffic stop.

Whisnant was subsequently arrested and transported to the Jackson County jail and incarcerated.
All criminal defendants are to be presumed innocent until, and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Contact Information:
Name: S/Trp. Christopher Clancy
Phone: (812) 689-8011
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