I-75 traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

Law enforcement discovered 23 pounds of marijuana during an Interstate 75 traffic stop on Tuesday bound for California.
Courtesy of 8th Judicial Court State Attorney's Office
Corey Jay Smith
Corey Jay Smith

Law enforcement arrested a man transporting over 23 pounds of marijuana during a Tuesday traffic stop on Interstate 75.

According to an Eighth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office press release, the Gainesville Police Highway Enforcement Team arrested Corey Jay Smith, 29, of Sunrise, Florida, when he was pulled over on I-75 near mile marker 378 for speeding.

The officers who pulled Smith over smelled burnt cannabis inside the vehicle and, after an investigation, found two trash bags of cannabis in the rear cargo, a pound of marijuana located in a backpack in the rear passenger seat and additional marijuana in the center console along with cannabis blunts in the vehicle’s cupholder.

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Smith, the lone occupant in the vehicle, admitted to the possession of the narcotics and told officers he was transporting the drugs from South Florida to California.

Smith was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell and booked into the Alachua County Jail.

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Bob Booey

What an odd story. Why would you speed, when you have over 20 pounds of weed in the car? I would drive so perfect, and obey every traffic law! Also odd, why you take crappy marijuana from florida, to a place where they already have some of the best weed in the USA, california? Stupid people.