City police seize pound of pot

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By The Staff

A traffic stop Aug. 6 by the Lawrenceburg Police Department resulted in two arrests and the seizure of over a pound of marijuana, according to a news release.

The driver, Justin D. Thornberry, 19, Lawrenceburg, was charged with possession of marijuana after police found a baggie containing marijuana on him, the release said.

The passenger, Jason A. Mattingly, 33, Lawrenceburg, was charged with trafficking in marijuana.

Officer Jeremy Cornish made the arrests after detecting an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. When Cornish had the men exit the vehicle, a clear baggie containing marijuana fell out from underneath Mattingly's shirt, according to the release.

Additional charges are pending as the investigation continues.

Officer Teddy Melton assisted in the arrests.