49 pounds of hydroponic marijuana seized during I-10 traffic stop | Crime
A Florida man was arrested after deputies reportedly found 49 pounds of high grade hydroponic marijuana in his possession Tuesday, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.
Jackson County's Criminal Interdiction team conducted the traffic stop on Shonnon Kellerman, 23, of Bradenton, FL.
Byrd said Kellerman was driving a 1999 Ford F350 dually truck that was towing a 2001 Chevrolet Suburban on I-10.
Once consent was made to search both vehicles, a K-9 alerted deputies to the front area of the Ford F350. That’s when authorities reportedly found the hydroponic (Kush) marijuana and individually labeled marijuana in a variety of flavors.
Byrd said 22 individual packs of marijuana were recovered, four ounces of hashish and $1,671 in cash.
Kellerman is charged with possession of a schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute (marijuana) and possession of a schedule I controlled substance (hashish).
He could face up to 30 years in prison for each charge of a total of 60 years and a total of $2 million in fines, Byrd said.
Kellerman is being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance.
The Jackson County Criminal Interdiction Team was assisted by the Narcotics Task Force for Jackson County.
Byrd said hydroponic marijuana has an estimated street value of $220,500.