Marijuana in a trash bag and $1,000 in cash recovered in Murfreesboro traffic stop

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A quarter of a pound of marijuana, 38 Xanax pills and $1,000 in cash were seized during a traffic stop.

Murfreesboro Police pulled over 18-year old Diana Patricia Rojas on Rogers Street after she was caught speeding. When Officer C. Phillips approached the car, the smell of marijuana was coming from the interior of the vehicle. That was when the car was searched and the marijuana was found behind the driver’s seat at the feet of 24-year old Benjamin Ross. The dried out plant leaves were in a garbage bag. Underneath the front passenger seat, which is where 23-year old Tavin Barnes was sitting, police found the Xanax pills (38 total).

As a result of the traffic stop, police charged Rojas, who was driving the car, with felony possession of a schedule 6 drug and simple possession of a schedule 4 drug. They charged Ross with felony possession of a schedule 6 drug and Barnes with felony possession of a schedule 6 and 4 drug. All three will appear in court on August 28, 2014.



MPD Arrest Report #14-8714 A,B,C
Rutherford County Sheriff's Office



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