Speeding stop results in summons for possession

A Noblesville man was charged with drug possession after the car he was riding in was pulled over for speeding.

Brown County Sheriff’s Deputy Joshua Stargell stopped a vehicle for driving 68 mph in a 55 mph zone near the intersection of State Road 46 East and 135 South around 7 p.m. March 17.

Stargell reported smelling marijuana in the car. The passenger, Steven T. Grisenthwaite, 31, of Noblesville, denied that anything illegal was in the car, as did the driver, the police report said. When Stargell told them he had probable cause to search the vehicle, Grisenthwaite admitted he had a pipe and one-hitter box under his seat.

In addition to those items, police reported finding another one-hitter, two empty cans of Twisted Tea, which is an alcoholic beverage, and a Thermos cup that contained Twisted Tea on ice, the affidavit said.

Grisenthwaite also showed police his suitcase which contained a baggie of marijuana and a grinder. Stargell said there was also marijuana on the clothing in the suitcase, as if the marijuana baggie had come open.

Grisenthwaite was issued a summons for the marijuana, paraphernalia and open alcohol container. The driver was issued a citation for not having proof of insurance. Grisenthwaite was charged June 16 with possession of marijuana, a Class B misdemeanor.