|$80,000 in marijuana recovered; man charged
|Posted: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 9:02 pm
|Marijuana with an estimated street value of $80,000 was recovered during a traffic stop Tuesday near Union City.
The incident resulted in the arrest of Damon Logan, 40, of Greenville, Ky., on a charge of possession of Schedule VI marijuana with intent to sell/deliver.
He is being held at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex pending arraignment Thursday in Obion County General Sessions Court.
The 27th Judicial District Drug Task Force (DTF) reported this morning in a press release that agent Scott Watkins of the Union City Police Department, who is assigned to the DTF’s criminal interdiction unit, conducted a traffic stop involving a pickup truck driven by Logan on Highway 51 near Union City.
During the stop, Watkins utilized his K-9 partner, Kodiak, a narcotic detection dog, to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. The dog alerted to the alleged presence of narcotics.
As a result, about four pounds of marijuana in four packages were found underneath a bed liner of the truck.
Further investigation at the scene led to the discovery that the gas tank of the trunk had been packed with more marijuana, the DTF reported. The truck was then taken to another location and the gas tank was removed and dismantled. The gas tank was found to have been packed with 37 additional packages of marijuana.
The total weight of the marijuana seized by Watkins was 80 pounds, with an estimated street value of $80,000, according to the press release. Published in The Messenger 11.14.12