Lebanon police find pot by the pound

Lebanon police uncovered more than 2 pounds of marijuana and a large amount of cash during a routine traffic stop Friday.
May 7, 2014

Lebanon police uncovered more than 2 pounds of marijuana and a large amount of cash during a routine traffic stop Friday.

Officers said they stopped a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban Friday afternoon at about 3 p.m. for the driver not wearing a seatbelt. The driver pulled off of Maple Hill Road onto Smith Drive and stopped and began to get out of the car. When ordered, the driver then remained in the car.

Officers said that as they approached the car they noticed a strong smell known to be associated with marijuana coming from the car. 

Police identified the driver as Youlonda Haynie, 45, of Lebanon, and the passenger as Geoffrey Maynard, 28, of Lebanon.

After additional officers arrived, they said Maynard was told to stand on the passenger side of the car and Haynie was taken to a patrol car while both were questioned.

Officers said they told Haynie they smelled marijuana and asked whose it was. 

Haynie told officers there was marijuana in the car and that it was hers. Officers said Maynard also said the marijuana was his.

During a search of the car, officers said they found a black garbage bag containing about 2.5 pounds of marijuana in a brick-like form. They said Haynie had $2,641 in cash and Maynard had $2,110 in cash.

According to officers, Haynie and Maynard both told them they were unemployed. Police also found three phones in the car.

Haynie and Maynard were both charged with possession of schedule VI drugs for resale.

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