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Traffic Stop Leads To Arrest, Seizure Of Drugs, Cash

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A traffic stop led to the arrest of a convicted drug dealer and the seizure of 45 grams of cocaine and $5,500 cash.

Officers stopped 32-year-old Marcus Stanton after he ran a stop sign near his home in the 3200 block of Mexico Drive.

Police said he pulled into his driveway where officers detected a strong odor of marijuana on Stanton. Officers searched his vehicle and found baggies containing marijuana and cocaine residue. He also had $5,500 cash on him, according to police.

Police searched the home after getting a search warrant and found 45 grams of cocaine and two digital scales.

Stanton was transported to General Hospital after he told officers he had ingested marijuana. He will be charged upon his release.

Stanton, who was sentenced to six years in 2010 for felony marijuana possession, also has two previous cocaine possession convictions.

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