Though Indiana is home to the First Church of Cannabis (an entity which the state granted tax exempt status) where parishioners have religious rights to enjoy marijuana indulgence, weed is still very much illegal in the state. According to NORML, being caught with any amount is a misdemeanor punishable by 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, in general, being caught with less than 30 grams of cheeba is a misdemeanor which carries a sentence of a year and a fine of $5,000. Anything over is a felony and can get you six months to two and a half years and cost you $5,000. That hasn’t stopped the weed men and women in the state. Heavy weight is still moved, as indicated by the most recent bust in Lawrence, in which 400 pounds of marijuana was seized.
This bust follows a slightly smaller one that occurred in July, in the town of Fishers. Police there arrested Dejuan Ray Wells, 28, and Bria Nicole Davis, 21, after police raided a Red Roof Inn and a storage unit in Indianapolis, seizing 100 pounds of marijuana, various pills, four guns and $330,000 cash. They were led there after a routine car stop, where an officer smelled weed and found 19.7 pounds of tree and a digital scale. This was said to be the biggest bust in the history of the town.
In Lawrence, “concerned citizens” called police Wednesday morning, reporting high traffic in and out of a building in town and the essence of marijuana emanating from it. The investigating officer monitored the building, and noticed two individuals walking in and out. When the officer went to speak to them, he noticed a large package of weed inside, prompting him to get a warrant. Inside, officers found and seized the 400 pounds of weed, $100,000 in cash and three vehicles. Denyran Calvin, 33, David Miller, 31 and Jamie Muller, 30, were arrested and charged with possession over 10 pounds of marijuana.
Looks like the weed market in Lawrence just opened up for the next plug.