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Search on I-70 Leads to Drug Charges

KSAL Staff - June 23, 2015 11:33 am


Speed prompts three drug related arrests on Interstate-70.

Saline County Sheriff’s Deputies made two stops on Monday evening after a couple of cars peaked the radar.

Sheriff Glen Kochanowski tells KSAL News that a 2007 Toyota Camry was clocked traveling westbound at 96-miles per hour at 6pm at milepost  #250. The officer then noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a search revealed a baggie of pot hidden in the console.

Jalen Fields, 19 of Dayton, Ohio was arrested on charges of drug possession and speeding.

At 11pm a 2014 Ford Focus was clocked on radar traveling eastbound at 87-miles per hour.

Once again the deputy detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a search found 87-grams of marijuana products in packages from Colorado.

James Wheatley, 32 and Damaris Griffin,20, both of Seymour, Tennessee are facing charges for drug possession. Wheatley was also cited for speeding and driving on a suspended licence.

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