Just after noon on Saturday, February 2, a trooper stopped an eastbound 2012 Toyota Camry for following to close near the Greenwood exit on Interstate 80. An NSP canine indicated the odor of drugs coming from the vehicle. A search of the car led to the seizure of 29.5 lbs. of marijuana. The marijuana, contained in 13 individual packages was located in a box wrapped in birthday paper in the trunk of the vehicle.
The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, Johnny C. Hatchett, 52, West Sacramento, Calif., was lodged in the Cass County Jail on a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.