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Treutlen Bust Yields Drug Money
Monday, 23 February 2009

February 23--  A car speeding through Treutlen County on I-16 got stopped over the weekend and the perpertrators would gladly have settled for a speeding ticket. 

Treutlen County Sheriff Tommy Corbin reports Deputy Michael Milton clocked the car at 88 miles per hour. When he pulled over the woman driver and her male passenger, he smelled marijuana.  A search revealed a marijuana cigar in the woman's purse and a large amount of cash money.

"Located in the front seat between his feet and the floorboard was a large sum of money, and then a search of the trunk found another large sum of money.  The total was $19,274," he said.

Sheriff Corbin believes the couple was heading back to Atlanta after making a drug sale in South Georgia.  "We found a black duffle bag which had a large odor of grain marijuana and contained some marijuana residue so we figure a drop was made and that was the payoff," the sheriff reported.

Earlier this month Treutlen deputies made an I-16 traffic stop and found a kilo of cocaine with a street value of $75,000 and a gun.

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