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Officer sniffs out 5 lbs. of marijuana, finds $14,000 in cash

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

It was the smell of marijuana in a car that led an officer to more than five pounds of it, along with more than $14,000 in cash.

The Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit said they arrested two people after finding the drugs and cash.

According to a report, an Albany Police officer standing outside smelled marijuana coming from a Cadillac traveling down Harding Street around 3 p.m. Sunday.

The officer tried to conduct a traffic stop on the car, but the driver pulled into a driveway and attempted to walk away from the car.

The officer searched the car, and found marijuana and a gun underneath a seat, then more marijuana inside two duffel bags and more than $14,000 in cash.

Investigators then detained the driver and two passengers, identified as Lashonda Lewis, Charles Walters, and Shonteriea Barrance.

They were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Walters was also charged with possession of a firearm.

"If you are a drug dealer in Dougherty County, eventually our unit is going to get you."

That's the message the Albany-Dougherty Drug Unit has for the public after the large marijuana bust.

It, like another, was simply the result of patrolling officers, police said.

"This is definitely a major dealer off the streets of Dougherty County," said Major Prurince Dice with A.D.D.U.

He said Albany Police and drug agents working together are making a difference, and seizing a large amount of drugs from the streets.

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