CLOVERDALE — A man traveling from California to Pennsvlvania was arrested Thursday on eastbound I-70 near Cloverdale after Indiana State Police pulled him over for a routine safety inspection and found a stash of marijuana covered in yellow mustard.
State Police pulled over 52-year-old Richard Sherman of El Cajon, Calif. in a semi around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The box trailer was loaded with television parts.
The trooper began to converse with Sherman and noticed an overwhelming smell of yellow mustard coming from the cab area. The officer noticed other indicators of possible criminal activity.
A search of the cab revealed approximately 48 pounds of marijuana covered in yellow mustard. 36 individual packages were weighed and ranged from 1.25-1.5 pounds each.
Police estimated the street value of the marijuana to be $200,000.
Sherman is being held in the Putnam County Jail. He faces charges of dealing marijuana over 10 pounds, and possession of marijuana over 10 pounds with prior offens