Traffic stop yields 2 arrests, suspected pot
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
May 27, 2014 | 1106 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bradley County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction detectives monitoring traffic on Interstate 75 had a surprising traffic stop that yielded 13 pounds of suspected marijuana and a large sum of cash.

According to officials, investigation is continuing.

Lavail Smith, 26, and Shere L. Cunningham, 31, were charged with marijuana for resale after the Special Investigations Unit detectives had observed their vehicle following too closely in traffic on the interstate.

The two are from Cincinnati, according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.

“While monitoring traffic, the detectives observed a northbound vehicle following too closely behind the vehicle just ahead in traffic. During contact with the two occupants, they noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” Gault said.

Smith and Cunningham were arrested after the discovery.

They were taken to the Bradley County Jail and booked on the charge.

Cunningham was identified as the driver. She was also charged with following too closely and a license tag infraction.

According to Gault, $6,000 cash was also seized during the traffic stop.

n A warehouse storage facility owner reported damage and loss at his business located on Georgetown Road.

Doug Cofer said he went to his warehouses Wednesday and discovered several locks had been cut on a number of units.

Most of the units damaged were empty, but Cofer said he had a 6-foot ladder stored inside one unit. The ladder was reportedly taken.

According to deputy Mark Miller of the BCSO, it is unknown if any renters have property missing at present.

Damage to the warehouses, including loss, was estimated at $300.