California man, 64, arrested in Elwood for large amounts of marijuana

Elwood pot bust (Provided Photo/Elwood Police)

ELWOOD, Ind. (WISH) – A California man suspected of trafficking large amounts of marijuana and controlled substances was arrested early Sunday morning in Elwood.

Officials say police pulled the man over during a routine traffic stop. The officer noticed the driver was acting strange and was providing confusing details. Therefore, the officer called for the help of a K9.

24-Hour News 8’s news gathering partner the Herald Bulletin reports the K9 responded to odors coming from the back tires. Officers found two plastic bags of marijuana in the car and several other bags in the trunk. The total amount was about 4.5 pounds. Officers also reported finding 70 pills, none of which the man had a prescription for.

The man was identified as 64-year-old Donald L. Henderson of Littlerock, Calif.  He faces charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, all felonies. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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