DECATUR — Police said they found a man asleep at the wheel of a vehicle filled with the “strong odor” of raw cannabis early Saturday.

A sworn affidavit from Decatur police officer Clay Pollmann said a search of the vehicle found parked in the 500 block of South Haworth Avenue at 4 a.m. revealed a bag filled with more than 66 grams of cannabis. Pollmann said police also seized a digital scale and a box of plastic baggies.

“When searching (the suspect), I located a large amount of U.S. currency in small denominations in his left front pocket, totaling $601,” Pollmann said in the affidavit. “Based on my police training and experience, I know large amounts of currency in small denominations is indicative of proceeds from low-level narcotic sales.”

The 28-year-old man was booked on preliminary charges of possession of cannabis with intent to deliver, and possession of cannabis. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office. Court records show the man is free on $10,000 bail and is due to be arraigned Aug. 7.

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