Nearly 80 pounds of marijuana found in vehicle

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Two people are facing charges after officials found nearly 80 pounds of marijuana in their vehicle Monday.

It happened around 11 a.m. when an Indiana State Trooper conducted a vehicle stop on Interstate 70 in Hancock County after the vehicle was seen weaving outside of traffic lanes.

Following an investigation, officials discovered 78 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, 51-year-old Christian Elie, and the passenger, 42-year-old Austin Johnson of Indianapolis, were both arrested and taken into custody on drug charges.

The marijuana is estimated to be around $250,000 in street value.

The investigation was continuing.

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