Monday, October 29, 2018

Truckers Busted With 280 Pounds of Marijuana

Posted By on Mon, Oct 29, 2018 at 3:36 PM

click to enlarge SHELBY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL
  • Shelby County District Attorney General

Not even a truckload of washing machines could clean up two weed-hauling truckers.

Corey Dajuan Walden, 31, of Antioch, Tenn., and Jonathan Tarell Carter, 43, of Cane Ridge, were driving a tractor trailer Sunday evening when they were pulled over for a traffic violation on I-40 close to Canada Road.

But Nic, a K-9 officer, smelled something funny.

click to enlarge SHELBY COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL
  • Shelby County District Attorney General

When officers opened the truck’s trailer, they found a load of washing machines. But in that seemingly clean load, they also found 280 pounds of marijuana. That's about how much pro wrestlers weigh.

Street value for the weed was estimated to be abut $840,000, according to West Tennessee Drug Task Force Director Tim Helldorfer



The arrest was made by members of the Multi-Agency Gang Unit and the Drug Task Force. Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich and Shelby County Sheriff Floyd Bonner said the seizure is good example of the coordinated efforts of multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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