57 pounds of marijuana found in trunk of car

Deputies estimate street value at $140,000
Apr. 24, 2014 @ 10:10 AM

Davidson County deputies seized more than 57 pounds of marijuana after a traffic stop April 23 on Interstate 85 at mile marker 90.

According to the press release, members of the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit about 7 p.m. stopped a 2003 Lexus with New York registration for impeding the flow of traffic.

Officers reported that Hoang Thanh Trinh, 32, of 337 Adams St., Apt. 2, Dorchester, Mass., was issued a written warning for the violation. Officers said they received a consent to search the vehicle. The  57.1 pounds of high grade marijuana was found in the trunk and concealed in large black bags.

Trinh was arrested and placed in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $1 million secured bond. He was charged with three counts of trafficking marijuana by possession / transportation/ manfuacture; felony maintaining a vehicle to store a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to appear in court on May 29.

According to deputies, the marijuana has an approximate street value of $140,000.