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Tennessee Highway Patrol Makes Traffic Stop and Discovers 35 Pounds of Marijuana

Monday, November 19, 2018 | 01:13pm

COOKEVILLE - Troopers assigned to the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Interdiction Plus Unit stopped a truck towing a 16ft. enclosed trailer on I-40 in Putnam County for a traffic violation. Upon approach, troopers smelled marijuana that prompted an interview with the occupants of the truck. One of the individuals revealed a small amount of marijuana. Troopers conducted a probable cause search which produced one cardboard box with approximately 10 lbs. of marijuana. An upright freezer was also located inside the trailer. The freezer contained approximately 25 lbs. of marijuana. Along with a half-pound of THC edibles, vape pens, several small packages of marijuana, and paraphernalia items. The driver Albert Ayers IV, 42, from Nashville and passenger’s Jerricka Howell, 25, and Jarmal Perry, 29 from North Carolina were arrested. The three individuals were each charged with possession of felony marijuana and unlawful drug paraphernalia trafficking. The truck, trailer, and $3,561 were seized during the traffic stop. Contact the Putman County Sheriff’s Office for booking photos. The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s (www.TN.Gov/safety) mission is to serve, secure, and protect the people of Tennessee. ###