Ten Pounds of Marijuana Seized During Vehicle Stop
October 4, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A report of a suspicious SUV with a Putnam County license plate traveling through a West Nashville neighborhood led to this morning’s arrest of a Knoxville man for transporting ten pounds of marijuana.
Officers Bill Morgan and David Hacker heard the report and stopped a vehicle matching the description, a 2001 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, for following too closely on I-40 east. The driver, Cole Gamby, 26, was not carrying a driver license. Gamby refused the officers’ request to check the interior of the vehicle. Their partner, police dog Paco, sniffed around the Explorer and alerted to the presence of narcotic odor coming from the back seat. Discovered inside a blue bag were 10 separate 1 pound bags of what appeared to be high grade marijuana.
Gamby is charged with possession of marijuana for resale. He is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.