Last updated: July 16. 2014 5:42PM - 12360 Views
By Megan Kennedy mkennedy@civitasmedia.com



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A traffic stop made due to a driver suspected of driving under the influence led authorities to seize $10,000 of marijuana in Camden, Friday, July 11.


Around 2 a.m. Friday, Camden Police Sergeant Mathew Spurlock spotted a vehicle traveling south bound on U.S. 127 in Camden at 40 miles per hour, 15 mph slower than the set speed limit. According to Camden Police Chief Tim Mikesell, the vehicle appeared to be swerving, which led Sgt. Spurlock to suspect the driver of a possible DUI.


Josh Taylor, 25, and his wife, Morgan Taylor, 24, of Hamilton were in a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe where eight marijuana cigarettes were visible to police upon the initial traffic stop, according to Mikesell.


Camden K-9 Officer Maverick was with Sgt. Spurlock at the time of the arrest. Chief Mikesell said the couple had the stash of drugs in the back of the vehicle in a box.


Josh has been charged with possession of drugs, marijuana, of a greater amount of 1-5 kilograms; trafficking in drugs, marijuana, of 1-5 kgs; possessing criminal tools, and dealing in drug paraphernalia.


Morgan has been charged with possession of drugs, marijuana, of a greater amount of 1-5 kgs; trafficking in drugs, marijuana, of 1-5 kgs; possessing criminal tools, and possession of drugs.


According to Mikesell, the 7.6 pounds of marijuana at street value, is worth $10,000.


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