Police seize over 30 pounds of marijuana trafficked in Nashville

Police seize over 30 pounds of marijuana trafficked in Nashville (Image 1)
Police seize over 30 pounds of marijuana trafficked in Nashville (Image 1)

Police seized over 30 pounds of marijuana being trafficked through Nashville on Tuesday.

An officer stopped an SUV for driving too closely to a tractor-trailer on Interstate 40 east near Bellevue around 2 p.m.

The driver of the SUV, Benjamin Hampton, 43, said that he had flown from Ohio to Texas for a job interview, missed his return flight and decided to rent the SUV and drive back home.

The officer then asked for Hampton's permission to check two large new looking pieces of luggage in the rear cargo area.

According to police, Hampton didn't answer the officer's question and a canine was sent to smell to the luggage.

The canine indicated to the presence of narcotic odor at the rear of the SUV which revealed a 21 pound bundle of marijuana in one suitcase and a 13 pound bundle in the other.

Hampton is charged with possession of marijuana for resale and is being held in the Metro Jail in lieu of $30,000 bond.

 

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