A Utah woman was charged last week in Lynnville after being found with a large quantity of marijuana.

Sheena Westerman, 31, of Utah, was arrested after deputies received a report of a suspicious vehicle in Lynnville in the early morning hours Nov. 28.

According to Warrick County Sheriff Brett Kruse, Westerman's vehicle had been seen sitting and running at a gas station for a prolonged period of time.

The press release said that deputies investigating the vehicle noticed a strong smell of raw marijuana.

Deputies later found 108 pounds of marijuana packaged for distribution in the trunk of the vehicle.

The release also said that Westerman was the owner and only occupant of the vehicle and was preliminarily charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, a Level 5 felony.

Westerman was additionally charged with possession of a syringe and possession of paraphernalia.

Kruse said he believes Warrick County was not the intended final destination for the marijuana.

He said Westerman likely pulled off I-64 to rest at the gas station on her way to another city.

"I think there's that much marijuana that goes up and down I-64 every day," he said.

According to the release, an investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed at a later time. For information or to provide a tip, contact the Warrick County Sheriff’s Office at 812-897-6180.

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