Crossville police seize 200 pounds of marijuana; suspect sought

CROSSVILLE - Crossville police officers seized approximately 200 pounds of marijuana from a traffic crash Wednesday and are searching for a man believed to be involved in the wreck.

An officer responded to the crash on U.S. Highway 127 N. near a Cracker Barrel restaurant around 6 a.m. Police said when the officer arrived, the driver of the 2007 Dodge Charge with Texas license plates couldn't be found. 

A K-9 officer alerted police to the presence of narcotics inside the vehicle, police said. 

Officers found nine large shrink wrapped bundles inside the car, which they believe to be vacuum-sealed marijuana. Each bundle weighs about 22 pounds each, and the street value of the bundles is estimated to be approximately $22,000 each, according to Crossville police. 

According to witnesses and surveillance video, the driver of the car was a male of medium build, possibly Hispanic, 25 to 35 years old, wearing a blue and white striped shirt and blue jeans. He was carrying a brown bag or backpack, and is believed to have left in a white late model Hyundai four-door car. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the driver is asked to contact the Crossville Police Department at 931-484-7231, or the Crossville-Cumberland County Crime Stoppers 24-hour tip line at 931-200-1173.

(© 2016 WBIR)


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