Union County DUI stop turns up 300 pounds of pot - WKRN News 2

Union County DUI stop turns up 300 pounds of pot

Martin Olmedo (photo courtesy of the Knoxville News Sentinel) Martin Olmedo (photo courtesy of the Knoxville News Sentinel)

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Union County Sheriff's Office deputies say the truck appeared to be driven by someone under the influence and they stopped it.

Inside, officers found more than 300 pounds of marijuana.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported authorities arrested 26-year-old Martin Urrutia Olmedo of Knoxville on Saturday morning. Olmedo was held without bond, pending a Thursday scheduled court appearance.

Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Butcher said the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is also looking into the arrest in which Olmedo was charged with drug, DUI and driving violations.

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