A Gary, Ind. police officer allegedly busted with 48 pounds of pot during an Oklahoma traffic stop last Tuesday is now considered a fugitive after failing to show at a scheduled court appearance, police say.
Patrolman Marla Guye, 29, was a no-show in court Monday where, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, she was scheduled for her formal appearance on a felony charge of trafficking in marijuana.
Lincoln County, Okla., assistant district attorney Pamela Hammers said an arrest warrant was issued as a result of Guye's absence, reports NBC Chicago.
On Oct. 23, Guye and her boyfriend, 25-year-old Terrance Gee of Michigan City, Ind., were pulled over by Oklahoma Highway Patrol near the Turner Turnpike, according to the Northwest Indiana Times.
The couple, who were en route to Arizona, consented to a search of their rented truck; troopers then found 48 pounds of marijuana packed in a suitcase.
Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram told the Northwest Indiana Times last Wednesday that he'll look to fire Guye from the force if she is convicted of the drug trafficking charge.
Guye didn't show up for work the day of her arrest, according to the Times. On the heels of her court absence Monday, she now forfeits the $7,500 bail posted following her arrest.