Traffic stop nets 13 lbs of marijuana, one arrest

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MONROE TWP—Miami County deputies stopped a vehicle for expired registration on southbound I-75 at milepost 69, on Sunday, at 11:39 P.M. in Monroe Township.

Deputies made contact with the driver, Jennifer Jo Havens, 53, of Springfield. Deputies detected a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. Havens indicated there was in fact marijuana in the vehicle, contained in a suitcase in the back seat. Approximately 13 pounds of marijuana was located in plastic bags within the suitcase.

Havens was subsequently taken into custody for trafficking drugs and incarcerated in the Miami County Jail.