Washington State Man Arrested with Marijuana Load
June 3, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Specialized Investigations Division detectives late this afternoon charged a Yakima, Washington man with transporting nearly 61 pounds of high grade marijuana to Nashville.
Daniel Lee Barton, 57, was stopped on I-24 near Joelton by Interstate Interdiction Officer Thomas Spence for following too closely. Officer Spence’s police dog, Caine, sniffed Barton’s vehicle and alerted to the presence of drug odor. The marijuana, valued at more than $180,000, was found in the trunk of Barton’s rental Nissan Altima.
Barton is being held in lieu of $76,000 bond.