Albany Police Officer Sniffs out 5 lbs. of Marijuana

Posted at 9:34 AM, Dec 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-01 09:34:00-05

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Albany police have arrested three people and seized more than five pounds of marijuana and $14,000 in cash after a traffic stop.

A police report says that Sunday afternoon, an officer was standing outside in North Albany when he smelled marijuana coming from a Cadillac driving by. The officer tried to stop the car, but the driver pulled into a driveway and attempted to walk away.

The report says the officer searched the car and found a gun under a seat, marijuana inside two duffel bags and more than $14,000 in cash.

Investigators arrested Lashonda Lewis, Charles Walters and Shonteriea Barrance and charged them with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. Walters was also charged with possession of a firearm.

It's unclear if Lewis, Walters or Barrance have attorneys.