Today's checklist: 1) Put five pounds of pot in car, 2) Make sure car has no observable defects, 3) Be careful to observe all traffic laws and do nothing to arouse suspicion. Whoops!
Indiana State Police stopped a driver Monday night for a headlight violation and found five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle.
At 10:10 pm Monday night, Trooper Jay Anspach stopped a vehicle at the corner of Hillegas Road and Jefferson Boulevard.
During the traffic stop, the trooper smelled marijuana coming from the car. Jerry W. Barker, 41 of Fort Wayne had been allegedly smoking a "joint" while he was driving and when he was stopped, he tried to hid it under his floor mat.
After taking Barker into custody and during his inventory of the vehicle pursuant to an impound, police discovered a plastic Walt Disney Tinkerbell bag in the back seat with five one-gallon plastic bags packed full of marijuana. It was estimated that each bag weighed approximately one pound.
A Tinkerbell bag. They should add that to the charges against Barker.