Florida man arrested in Cook Co. with 20+ pounds of pot

Updated: Aug. 1, 2017 at 2:02 PM EDT
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Khalil Schleicher (Source: Cook Co. Sheriff)
Khalil Schleicher (Source: Cook Co. Sheriff)

ADEL, GA (WALB) - Last Tuesday, a Cook County deputy stopped a new Toyota that was going 90 miles an hour through Cook County, heading south.

While the deputy was writing a ticket on Khalil Schleicher of Orlando, Florida, he noticed an aroma of marijuana, so he called for backup and searched the car.

Schleicher told the deputies there was pot in a suitcase in the trunk of the car, and deputies saw 18 plastic bags of the drug, which turned out to weight just under 22 pounds.

They also found a container that had $71,880 in cash.

Schleicher was immediately handcuffed and taken to jail, and the car, a rental,  was impounded.

He faces a long list of crimes including traffic violations, and the drug charges.

"This goes to show that I-75 is a major artery for for criminal activity which passes through our small community," said Sheriff Douglas G. Hanks.

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