Traffic stop leads to pot bust

October 8, 2012

A Texas woman was arrested in Jackson County on Sunday after police said they found 17 pounds of marijuana in her vehicle following a traffic stop. Loniquel Trachelle Hoskins, 22, faces felony drug charges of dealing in marijuana over 10 pounds and possession of marijuana over 10 grams. Indiana State Police said a trooper pulled Hoskins over for a traffic violation on Interstate 65 in Jackson County, about an hour south of Indianapolis, and smelled marijuana coming from the passenger compartment. After a police dog confirmed the presence of drugs, officers found 26 packages hidden inside the vehicle’s rear doors.