The Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department made a drug bust Sunday afternoon, finding a U-Haul containing six pounds of marijuana, a handgun and two scales.
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COLUMBIA CITY Ââ€” Two men were arrested Sunday evening after the Whitley County Sheriffâ€™s Department found marijuana in their rental truck.
Jonathon Aranburo, 24, and Archie Joseph Brady, 20, of Fort Wayne were pulled over while driving a U-Haul truck, rented by Aranburo, to move the pair to Warsaw.
After receiving a tip on the vehicle, the truck was pulled over by Sergeant Mike Engle for unsafe lane change at the Marathon parking lot on Armstrong Drive and U.S. 30.
After getting consent to search the truck by Aranburo, police discovered a duffel bag and suitcase containing illegal drugs, along with furniture.
Upon searching the bags, approximately six pounds of marijuana, illegal prescription drugs, a handgun, two scales, several cell phones and a smoking device were found.
Both men were arrested for possession of over 30 grams of marijuana and possession with intent to deal.
Aranburo was also charged with maintaining a common nuisance and serious violent felon in possession of a handgun.
Brady was charged with possession of Schedule II controlled substance.
The Columbia City Police Department assisted in transporting the pair to the Whitley County Jail, pending investigation.