Lowndes deputies seize 18 pounds of pot possibly flown from Colorado

| March 28, 2017

LOWNDES Co. – Two Florida men are behind bars after Lowndes deputies seized 18 pounds of various marijuana products during an Interstate 75 traffic stop last week, and investigators believe the drugs were flown from Colorado to Atlanta.

On Tuesday, Lowndes County Sheriff Ashley Paulk released information about the incident which occurred at 9:38 a.m. on March 21.

A Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office deputy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle travelling southbound near Mile Marker 12 for failure to maintain lane and a window tint violation, reports stated.

During a search of the vehicle, deputies reportedly found 18 pounds of marijuana in four vacuum sealed bags, THC oil, white chocolate candy containing THC and gummy candy containing THC, according to LCSO reports.

Jaret Turman, 30, of Winter Park, Florida and Anthony Romeo Saia, 25, of Orlando, Florida were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Turman faces the additional charges of failure to maintain lane and a window tint violation, reports stated. Both men were taken to the Lowndes County Jail.

“We are pretty sure this was probably bought in Colorado, which is one of the legal states,” said Paulk. ” It was flown into Atlanta, and they were headed to Florida with it.”


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