Yesterday evening around 5:50 pm, Trooper Zach Smith made a traffic stop on U.S. Highway #31 near Eastern Blvd in Clark County.

During the course of the traffic stop reasonable suspicion was developed that criminal activity was afoot.

Trooper Smith deployed ISP K-9 “Riggs” and the K-9 showed interest in the car, a 2015 Toyota Sienna, for possible criminal activity.


A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed approximately thirteen, (13), pounds of Marijuana. The Marijuana was vacuumed sealed in plastic bags. The bags were concealed within cardboard beer boxes located in the rear cargo area of the vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle, Daren Ngo, 38, from Jeffersonville, IN, was arrested on the charges of Dealing in Marijuana over 10 Pounds, Felony; Possession of Marijuana over 10 Pounds, Felony and Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Felony. He was incarcerated at the Clark County Jail.

The street value of the seized Marijuana is estimated at over $13,000.00 U.S. Dollars.