Lebanon Police arrested and charged two people for possession of marijuana for resale after a traffic stop initiated because the driver was not wearing her seat belt.
The incident occurred at about 2:53 p.m., Sunday, May 2, on Smith Drive near Maple Hill Road. Officer Jeff Scott said in his report that he saw the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban not wearing her seat belt.
Scott noted that as he approached the driver side door he detected a strong odor believed to be marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
The driver was identified as Youlanda Haynie and a passenger inside the vehicle was identified as Geoffrey Maynard.
Scott said he asked Haynie who the marijuana belonged to and she answered that it was hers. Another police officer arrived on scene to assist. He handcuffed Maynard. Scott said as he was reading Maynard his rights, Maynard said the marijuana belonged to him.
During a search of the vehicle, Scott said he found a black garbage bag in the back driver’s side floorboard. Inside the bag, he said, was approximately 2.5 pounds of a green, leafy substance believed to be marijuana in a “brick-like” form.
Haynie had $2,641 in her purse, and Maynard had $2,110.30 in his pockets.
Scott said the suspects were unemployed, and due to the amount of suspected marijuana in their possession, “I believe the money to be proceeds from illegal narcotic sales.”
The two suspects were transported to the Lebanon Police Department at the request of the Special Operations Division, and were then transported to Wilson County Jail for booking.
Haynie and Maynard were charged with Possession of Schedule VI for Resale.