GRAY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating two suspects on drug charges after a traffic stop arrest.
On Monday night, a sheriff’s deputy on patrol stopped a car for a traffic violation on U.S. Highway 50, according to the Grey County Sheriff.
During that stop he detained the driver and passenger of the vehicle for plain view marijuana possession.
During a search of the car the deputy found a loaded 9mm handgun and approximately 2.2 pounds of dispensary retail marijuana along with just under $5,000.00 in cash.
According to the sheriff’s office, “People argue about marijuana laws and the medicinal effects and they are entitled to their opinion, but this was criminal possession with intent to distribute, a business that doesn’t care about safety or health of the traffickers, the officers or the citizens. This like any stop for a law enforcement officer is dangerous, but needed.”
Both men in the vehicle were arrested and are in the Meade County Jail.