Two Montgomery men are in jail after authorities discovered more than ten pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a vehicle pulled over for illegal tint.
Wilson James Zeigler III, 23, was charged with marijuana trafficking, marijuana possession, obstruction of officers, illegal materials/window tint.
Deyshuan Lamontey Jackson, 21, was charged with marijuana trafficking, marijuana possession, possession of firearm/knife during commission of crime, and non-narcotic possession.
Tuesday afternoon, Zeigler was traveling southbound on Interstate 85 near mile marker 36 when he was pulled over for illegal tint, according to Investigator Jeremy Wood with the Coweta County Sheriff’s Office.
During the stop, authorities reportedly noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle. Inside, investigators found a partially smoked joint, along with several blunt wrappers containing marijuana, Wood said.
When investigators asked about a suitcase in the trunk, Zeigler reportedly said the case came with the car before attempting to run back inside the car to drive away, Wood said.
Zeigler was tased and taken into custody, while a marijuana vape cartridge and handgun were also found on Jackson, according to Wood.
Both Zeigler and Jackson were transported to the Coweta County Jail where they are being held on $46,400 and $36,500 bond respectively.