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Friday, September 30, 2005

Semi Driver Faces ‘Pot’ Charge; Rig Searched For Explosives By Feds

Warsaw Times Union, IN

Law enforcement had a scare during a traffic stop Wednesday on U.S. 30 near CR 250N.

Around 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, an Indiana State Police officer observed a disabled semi-tractor-trailer on the side of U.S. 30.

The officer spoke with the driver and observed signs of possible drug activity in the cab of the truck.

The driver, Adel Hasan Jado, 39, of Evergreen Park, Ill., agreed to let the officer search the trailer of the vehicle. Marijuana reportedly was found in the trailer, and Jado was arrested for possession of marijuana and booked into the Kosciusko County Jail. He is being held on a $15,000 bond.

The truck was moved to a towing company in Warsaw where drug- and explosive-sniffing dogs from Kosciusko County, Winona Lake and Fort Wayne were called to the scene and detected possible explosives.

Bomb squads, the state fire marshal and the National Guard were called to the scene because the chemical found in the truck showed possible signs of being a nerve agent. After testing, the substance was proven not to be a nerve agent.

The truck was returning to Chicago after making a delivery in Fort Wayne. The truck was used to deliver one trailer to Fort Wayne, then picked up another trailer filled with plastic recyclables to take back to Chicago.

The Indiana State Police was assisted in the investigation by the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, the Warsaw Police Department, Winona Lake Police Department, the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the Indiana State Fire Marshal, the Department of Homeland Security, the National Guard, the FBI, Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.


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