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Deputies Discover 51 Pounds Of Marijuana, Cash During Traffic Stop

Deputies Discover 51 Pounds Of Marijuana, Cash During Traffic Stop

CREATED Apr 16, 2014

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, Tenn. – A man and woman from Georgia were arrested after authorities found 51 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Rutherford County.

A Rutherford County Sheriff's deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 24 around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

While talking with the driver, the deputy noticed indicators of criminal activity and a K-9 unit was called in to scan the car.

After the K-9 detected a drug odor, deputies searched the car and found the marijuana and $10,700 in cash. Police said the marijuana, valued at $100,000, was headed to Nashville.

Deputies arrested the driver, 30-year-old Jevondias Davis of Atlanta, and passenger, 34-year-old Lamont Rashid, of Ellenwood, Georgia. Both were charged with possession with intent to manufacture, deliver or sale more than 10 pounds of marijuana.

Davis and Rashid were booked into Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, and later released on $10,000 bond. A hearing was set for July 29 in General Sessions Court.