Police find pot hidden in child safety seat

Police lights
(WISH Photo, file)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Police arrested a man after finding a quarter of a pound of marijuana hidden in a child safety seat during a traffic stop.

According to court documents, an officer pulled over a car going 50 mph in a 45 mph zone near State and Clinton in Fort Wayne on Tuesday, March 11. When the officer approached the car, he smelled a strong scent of pot coming from inside the car.

The officer made everyone in the car get out and searched the car. In the backseat of the car, police found a baggie of pot hidden inside of a child safety seat. Police said the bag contained around a quarter of a pound of pot.

Police said Denico A. Ward, 24, was a passenger in the backseat of the car. Ward told police the pot was his and he hid it in the safety seat.

Ward faces a felony possession of marijuana charge. As of Monday afternoon, Ward was listed in the Allen County Jail.

WISHTV.com 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.

blog comments powered by Disqus