Traffic stop in Dickson yields murder suspect, marijuana

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When a multi-agency law enforcement unit made a traffic stop in Dickson County on Tuesday, they found a man wanted in Mexico for murder, along with about $250,000 in marijuana.

According to a news release from DICE, a crime enforcement unit made up of police from Cheatham, Dickson, Humphreys and Kingston Springs, the pickup was pulling a trailer hauling a Nissan Altima along Interstate 40 near the 166-mile marker.

A drug dog indicated there were illegal drugs, according to police, and a detailed search of the vehicles produced nearly 300 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic bundles.

Investigators said about 125 pounds of pot were discovered inside the Nissan, while an external fuel tank mounted to the bed of the pickup yielded another 154 pounds of marijuana.

Upon further investigation, officers said they found the driver to have an INTERPOL arrest warrant out of Mexico for murder.

Both the driver and passenger were arrested, and police said they would be charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana in the Middle Tennessee area.

The DEA and Homeland Security were advised of the arrest and are furthering the investigation, police said.

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