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Knoxville man faces charges for transporting 335 pounds of pot

11:27 AM, May 20, 2013   |    comments
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A traffic bust in Union County Saturday morning ended with a major drug bust after deputies found a man driving with 335 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Union County deputies pulled over a car Saturday morning on Highway 33 near Maynardville after getting reports of an intoxicated driver. While deputies interviewed the driver, they found several packages in the car containing 335 pounds of marijuana.

The deputies arrested 26-year-old Martin Urrita Olmedo of Knoxville. He faces several charges including drug trafficking, DUI, and driving without a license.

Authorities are holding Olmedo in the Union County jail without bond until his arraignment set for Friday.

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