Three Arrested on Drug Charges Following Traffic StopsThree people have been arrested on drug charges following separate traffic stops by Marion County Sheriff's Deputies and Salem Police.
Marion County Sheriff's Deputies say they discovered just over a pound of cannabis in the trunk of a car stopped on U.S. 51 south of Patoka early Thursday morning. Both the driver, 26-year-old Imani Hudson of Carbondale, and the passenger, 28-year-old Douglas McHenry of Chicago, were arrested for possession of cannabis. Deputies report Hudson was initially stopped because of no rear registration light. They sought permission to search the vehicle after smelling a strong odor of cannabis. While no cannabis was found in the passenger compartment, two large baggies containing 470 grams of the drug were found hidden in the trunk.
Salem Police arrested 49-year-old Mark Hills of Hills Lane in Salem on multiple charges after he was stopped Wednesday night for a lighting issue. Hills remained in the Marion County Jail Thursday for alleged possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, violation of bail bond and for no insurance. Police say Hills was allegedly in possession of synthetic cannabis and a crack pipe. The traffic stop occurred on West Main and Castle Street at 7:38 Wednesday night.
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