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Marijuana & Cash Seized after I-77 Traffic Stop in Iredell County
courtesy of Iredell Co. Sheriff's Office

Large Quantities of Marijuana & Cash Seized Following Iredell Co. Traffic Stop

Last Tuesday (November 22), Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers stopped a southbound minivan on Interstate 77 at mile marker 61 for vehicular infractions. K-9 Officer Connie was deployed to assist with the stop. The dog gave a positive alert for the presence and odor of narcotics.

Deputies searched the vehicle and noticed the strong odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the car. They also found a duffle bag in the front passenger area containing $12,190.

As a result of the canine alert and the large amount of cash, Iredell County Narcotics Officers were called in to assist with the investigation, which led to a residence in Charlotte. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Narcotics Officers were also called in to assist. At the Charlotte location, 19.1 pounds of marijuana packaged for distribution were found and seized.

As of this morning (November 29), no charges had been filed. The investigation is ongoing.