Truck Driver Had 131 Pounds Of Pot Inside Vehicle

CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Florida tractor-trailer driver is facing numerous drug charges after authorities say they found 131 pounds of marijuana in his rig in Virginia.

Chesterfield County police Lt. Jim Profita tells media outlets that 55-year-old Collin Ashley, of Coconut Creek, Florida, was arrested Sunday following a traffic stop on Interstate 295. Authorities say the drugs are worth more than $327,000 on the street.

Profita says officers had their eye on Ashley since 2012. They say his arrest is part of a much larger investigation.

Investigators believe Ashley drove the drugs up from Florida, where online records show he owns a trucking company.

Ashley faces five charges, including distribution of more than five pounds of marijuana. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

 

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Tampa

Best Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for the Family in Tampa BayGet the family together to make a difference in the Tampa Bay community this holiday season.
CBS Tampa’s Social Media LinksFollow us!

Listen Live