68 pounds of marijuana found in suitcases at Nashville airport

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —  Nashville Airport Police have arrested a 28-year old man Thursday after discovering a large amount of drugs inside luggage at Nashville International Airport.

According to an arrest affidavit, Dnedric Kelly traveled from San Jose, California to Nashville. A K-9 reportedly alerted officers about two large suitcases in baggage claim. Detectives then approached Kelly and asked him for consent to conduct a search.

Dnedric Kelly
Dnedric Kelly (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Inside of the suitcases were 68 pounds of individually packaged vacuum sealed bags of marijuana, according to authorities.

Police said neither suitcase had clothing, just a comforter and drugs.

68 pounds of marijuana airport
(Courtesy: Nashville International Airport)

The arrest report states that Kelly has an extensive criminal history. He was booked into the Metro jail and charged with a felony drug offense. His bond was set to $75,000.


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