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Deputies: Man caught with 16 pounds of pot

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A Nash County Sheriff’s Office evidence photo shows a sheriff’s K-9 with 14 large plastic bags filled with what appear to be bricks of marijuana.
A Nash County Sheriff’s Office evidence photo shows a sheriff’s K-9 with 14 large plastic bags filled with what appear to be bricks of marijuana.
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Nash County sheriff’s deputies seized nearly 16 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop on Interstate 95 South last week.

Around 9 p.m. on July 2, deputies stopped a car for speeding near mile marker 136. A news release said responding deputies “were able to detect criminal activity during their initial encounter with the driver,” identified as Ondra Scott.

Scott gave his consent for a vehicle search and a K-9 helped deputies discover 7,148 grams (1,576 pounds) of marijuana in the car, according to the sheriff’s office. An evidence photo shows 14 large plastic bags filled with what appear to be bricks of marijuana.

Scott was arrested on one count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance. He was booked into the Nash County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond pending his first court appearance last Friday.

Court records show Scott, whose age and hometown were unavailable, also faces three pending counts of misdemeanor communicating threats in Hoke County.

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