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Washington State Man Arrested with Marijuana Load

6/3/2014

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.

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Daniel Lee Bartonseized marijuana