KOSCIUSKO — A Roann woman is facing charges after a traffic stop led to the discovery of 170 grams of marijuana.
Linda Kay Trout, 38, 9749 North CR 800W, Roann, is being charged with dealing in marijuana in an amount in excess of 30 grams, a level 6 felony; and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on Nov. 3, an officer with the Claypool Police Department observed a red Ford Expedition exceeding the speed limit on CR 200W. Upon conducting a traffic stop, the officer detected a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle while speaking with Trout.
The officer asked Trout if there was anything in the vehicle, to which she responded, “Everything I have is on the front seat.”
A search of the vehicle was performed. On the front seat the officer found a paper bag. Inside the paper bag were three plastic bags, each containing a green plant material, and twenty different flavored cannabis oils to be used with a vape smoking device.
Field-testing was performed on the green plant material, which tested positive for marijuana and weighed 170 grams. While the officer was speaking with Trout, her phone rang and she received a message. The caller stated they wanted $100 worth. The phone was confiscated as evidence.
Trout was booked at the Kosciusko County Jail Saturday, Nov. 3, on a $450 cash bond.