Jul 30, 2014

Ten Pounds of Marijuana, Cash Found in Car

California man arrested after traffic stop on I-85 north of Hamilton Mill.

Ten Pounds of Marijuana, Cash Found in Car

A California man is facing drug trafficking charges after 10 pounds of marijuana were found inside his vehicle.

On Feb. 16, Saye Zorh of Petrolia, Cal., was traveling northbound on I-85 just north of Hamilton Mill Road when he was pulled over by a Gwinnett County Police officer for a lane violation. During the course of the traffic stop, the officer asked for consent to search Zorh’s vehicle. Zorh initially granted permission, but then withdrew it according to the police report.

A narcotics K-9 was brought to the scene and allowed to walk around the vehicle. Once the K-9 detected drugs inside the vehicle, a probable cause search was conducted. The investigating officer subsequently located 10 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase and $2,560 in cash.  

Zorh was placed under arrest and charged with improper lane change, open container and trafficking marijuana. He is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.

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