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Traffic Stop Uncovers 5 Pounds Of Marijuana

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-25 18:49:25-05

When Mt. Juliet police pulled a man over for following another car too closely, they ended up making a drug arrest.

The incident happened around 8:20 p.m. Friday on North Mt. Juliet Road near West Division Street.

Reports stated 36-year-old Ryan Taladay, of South Carolina, was pulled over for following the vehicle in front of him too closely.

During the stop, while speaking to Taladay, the officer noted a strong smell of marijuana coming from inside the car.

That’s when Taladay said he had a small amount of marijuana in the car.

After a search of the vehicle, officers found five prescription size bottles of marijuana, along with around one pound of marijuana wax, 11 ounces of marijuana butter, one small jar of marijuana cream, and about 3.5 pounds of loose marijuana.

Authorities said a lot of the marijuana was in vacuum-sealed containers.

Taladay was also found with glass pipes and about $1,500 in cash. Authorities said all evidence was seized.

Detectives said it’s believed Taladay was distributing illegal drugs in the Mt. Juliet community.

He was arrested and charged with possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana) with intent to resale and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Taladay was lodged in the Wilson County Jail.