Traffic stop for 96 mph speeding results in seizure of 21 pounds of marijuana

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After Bowie Police Sgt. Scott Parker stopped a car for a routine speeding stop along Highway 287 on Wednesday, he uncovered 21 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value for than $90,000.

According to the Bowie News, Parker attempted to pull over a Texas vehicle that reached speeds of 96 mph on Highway 287, and the vehicle eventually came to a stop about 9:35 a.m. on Sept. 3.

As he approached the car, Parker said he smelled a heavy marijuana scent. When Parker asked the driver, Jakolbie Killingsworth, 21, about the smell, Killingsworth revealed a small amount in a backpack in the back seat. 

Parker then executed a probable cause search of the vehicle and found two suitcases in the trunk filled with marijuana.

To read the Bowie News article, click here.

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