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Fort Wayne man stopped for speeding, charged with possession of liquid THC

DELAWARE COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A 21-year-old Fort Wayne man is facing possession charges after police say he was driving more than 100 mph and ran a red light on his way to a gas station bathroom.

Just before midnight on Wednesday, an Indiana State Trooper was sitting in a crossover on I-69 near the 241 mile marker when he clocked a northbound vehicle going 102 mph.

The trooper saw the speeding vehicle pass a car on the right shoulder on the ramp, run a red light and then turn onto SR 322 toward a gas station.

The driver, James Oldham, jumped out of his car and ran into the station’s bathroom.

The trooper went inside and waited for the Oldham to come out of the bathroom.

Oldham had been driving on a suspended Indiana license, and as the two got back to the car to get out the registration, the trooper could smell marijuana coming from the car.

That’s when police found a factory-sealed bag of marijuana from California, as well as 201 vials of factory sealed liquid THC to be used in vape pens.

Police said these items are worth about $10,050.

Oldham was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and driving while suspended charges.

The trooper also issued Oldham a ticket for driving 102 mph in a 70 mph zone and disregarding an automatic signal.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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