Acting on a tip about a suspicious rental truck, Gwinnett Metro Task Force investigators - with assistance from the Lawrenceville Police Department - conducted a traffic stop on Feb. 2 which resulted in two arrests and the seizure of $1.2 million worth of marijuana.
During the traffic stop, which took place near the intersection of Cedars Road and Highway 316, a police K-9 alerted investigators to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.
According to a press release from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office, investigators searched the vehicle, locating 427 packages of marijuana totaling 504.3 pounds.
The driver and passenger were arrested and transported to the county jail without incident. Both have been charged with trafficking marijuana.
The Gwinnett Metro Task Force is comprised of deputies from the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Lilburn, Lawrenceville, Duluth and Suwanee Police Departments.
To contact the task force, call the drug tip line at 770-670-5180 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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