Posted 2 years ago
By Submitted by NSP / Deb Collins
Just before 11:30 p.m., Friday, November 30, a trooper conducted a traffic stop for speedingon eastbound Interstate 80 near the mm 180 in Lincoln County. Upon making contact with the driver of a 2012 Mazda, the trooper smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car. A probable cause search led to the seizure of 25.5 lbs of marijuana. The marijuana contained in 15 packages was located wrapped in Christmas paper in the trunk of the vehicle.The driver of the vehicle, Robert L. McLeod, 25, Sunrise, Fla., and a passenger, Benjamin T. Whitted, 28, Lauderhill, Fla., were both lodged in the Lincoln County Jail, each on a charge of
possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.