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2 charged after tossing 5-pound bag of cocaine from car

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Posted at 1:31 PM, Jan 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-30 14:33:14-05

MILLERSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two suspects were arrested after they allegedly threw a five-pound bag of cocaine from a car during a traffic stop in Millersville.

The incident happened at 4:20 a.m. Wednesday at mile marker 102 on Interstate 65.

Millersville police said officers pulled over a car for a traffic violation, and at some point, a man in the car tossed a bag from the vehicle – that bag contained 5.4 pounds of cocaine.

Police searched the car and found two grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and more than $2300.

The driver, 57-year-old Michael L. Steele, and passenger, 51-year-old Dwayne Bowman, were both arrested on several drug charges and booked into the Sumner County Jail.