I-69 road rage traffic stop leads to discovery of guns, 32 pounds of pot

A Saturday traffic stop led to the discovery of 32 lbs. of marijuana. (Courtesy photo)

Three men were arrested Sunday, Jan. 19th, after police found them in possession of a large amount of drugs and two handguns.

At approximately 2:53 p.m., Allen County Police Officer Joe Kearby responded to the area of I-69 around the 302 mile marker on the report of a possible road rage incident involving a gray Dodge truck with a Mississippi license plate.

Kearby located a truck matching the description traveling southbound and, after getting behind the truck and confirming the license plate, determined that the truck was speeding. After initiating a traffic stop and approaching the vehicle, Kearby detected a very strong odor of raw marijuana coming from the passenger compartment.

Due to the odor of marijuana and fact the truck was occupied by three individuals, Kearby requested backup. Officers Calvin Yates and Evan Gregory arrived and, during the roadside investigation, officers located 32.4 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $100,000, along with two handguns.

Officers arrested Jorge L Delgado, Nathan T Donlan, and Rogelio Medina III, and charged them with possession of marijuana and dealing in marijuana.