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DECATUR — Police said a traffic stop in Decatur, initiated on Friday because the car didn't have a front license plate, led to the arrest of a cannabis dealer.

The 28-year-old Decatur man was booked on a preliminary charge of the manufacture/delivery of cannabis after a sworn affidavit from Decatur Police said he was caught with more than 34 grams, or a little over an ounce, of the drug. All preliminary charges are subject to review by the state’s attorney’s office.

The affidavit said his vehicle was pulled over just after noon in the 1200 block of North Main Street. The car was filled with the odor of cannabis and the drug was divided among various plastic bags, and the man also had a plastic digital scale he pulled out of his front pocket, the affidavit said.

“The method the cannabis was being carried is consistent with the manufacture or sale of cannabis: several small individual packages and a set of scales to weight the cannabis,” the affidavit added.

Macon County Jail records show the man is free after posting $10,000 bond. He is due to be arraigned June 11.


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Macon County Courts Reporter

Macon County courts reporter for the Herald & Review.

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