LAGRANGE COUNTY — Two men from Michigan ended up in jail on drug charges following a traffic stop by an Indiana State Trooper on the Indiana Toll Road.
Around 1 p.m., Jan. 16, Trooper Zarek Finley made a traffic stop on a silver Hyundai for a moving violation near the 112 mile marker westbound. This is approximately nine miles west of the Howe/LaGrange exit.
While talking with the driver, Jon Limbacher, age 28 of Montgomery, Mich., Finley purportedly became suspicious of criminal activity and called for Trooper Dave Caswell and his K9 partner, Chase to come assist.
Following a free-air sniff a search of the Hyundai was conducted and troopers found 75 individual bottles of suspected marijuana wax. Each bottle was approximately 1 gram. Also located was approximately 10 grams of suspected marijuana, paraphernalia, and almost $10,000 in United States currency.
Limbacher and his passenger, Kyle Jelenc, age 30 of Hillsdale, Mich., were both arrested and face preliminary charges of Dealing Marijuana- Level 6 Felony, Maintaining a Common Nuisance- Level 6 Felony, Possession of Marijuana-Class A Misdemeanor (2 counts each), and Possession of Paraphernalia- Class C Misdemeanor.