228lbs. of Marijuana Seized

228lbs. of Marijuana Seized

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News Flash

Saint Marys, GA

#1 Oct 11, 2013
On October 10, 2013, at approximately 2:58 P.M., Sgt. Cedric Brown conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Caravan for an improper lane change and failure to maintain a lane of travel. The van was traveling south bound on Georgia 405 and came to a stop at mile post marker five. Upon the vehicle coming to a stop, Sgt. Brown made contact with the driver Ruben A. Arencibia, 37, of Miami, Fla.
Arencibia appeared hesitant to roll his window down to speak with Sgt. Brown. When Arencibia rolled his window down Sgt. Brown smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Sgt. Brown had Arencibia step out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle, Sgt. Brown asked Arencibia if he had smoked any marijuana, to which Arencibia stated "No", but he later recanted that statement. Arencibia stated he had smoked a “joint” but threw it out the window before being stopped.
Sgt. Brown asked Arencibia for consent to search the vehicle, but Arencibia did not grant consent. Sgt. Brown informed Arencibia he was going to deploy his K-9 partner Chacal due to the fact of the odor of marijuana and Arencibia's statement about smoking a joint inside the vehicle. K-9 Chacal was presented to the vehicle and gave a positive alert on the vehicle for the presence of illegal narcotics.
Glynn County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brown (who was riding with Sgt. Brown) informed Arencibia that he and Kingsland Police Department Ofc. Michael Walker were going to search his vehicle.
When Sgt. Brown and Ofc. Walker opened the vehicle doors to begin the search, Arencibia fled the traffic stop on foot, and a pursuit ensued. Arencibia fled to the wood line and was apprehended by pursuing officers shortly thereafter. Arencibia was placed in handcuffs, checked and double locked, and placed in the rear of a patrol unit. Sgt. Brown returned to the suspect vehicle and began his search.
Inside the vehicle, Sgt. Brown observed several large black plastic, miscellaneous clothing, and a green suitcase. Sgt. Brown opened one of the black plastic bags and observed a green leafy substance, purported to be marijuana. Inv. Matthew Turner with the Drug Task Force arrived on scene to assist. The vehicle was taken to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office Substation and secured there pending a search warrant. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and the vehicle was searched at the Substation.
Inside the vehicle investigators located eleven (11) large plastic bags; all containing a green leafy substance purported to be marijuana. The green leafy substance was field tested and gave a positive result for marijuana. Each of the plastic bags was weighed individually. The approximate weight of all the plastic bags came to total weight of 228.42 lbs.
Arencibia remains in custody at the Camden County jail charged with trafficking marijuana, obstruction of an officer, improper lane change and failure to maintain the lane.
News Flash

Saint Marys, GA

#2 Oct 11, 2013
In reference to Press Release concerning the 228lbs of marijuana seized the Glynn County Sheriff's Office deputy's name is Brian Faulk.
Get Real

Orlando, FL

#3 Oct 12, 2013
News Flash wrote:
On October 10, 2013, at approximately 2:58 P.M., Sgt. Cedric Brown conducted a traffic stop on a black Dodge Caravan for an improper lane change and failure to maintain a lane of travel. The van was traveling south bound on Georgia 405 and came to a stop at mile post marker five. Upon the vehicle coming to a stop, Sgt. Brown made contact with the driver Ruben A. Arencibia, 37, of Miami, Fla.
Arencibia appeared hesitant to roll his window down to speak with Sgt. Brown. When Arencibia rolled his window down Sgt. Brown smelled an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Sgt. Brown had Arencibia step out of the vehicle. Once out of the vehicle, Sgt. Brown asked Arencibia if he had smoked any marijuana, to which Arencibia stated "No", but he later recanted that statement. Arencibia stated he had smoked a “joint” but threw it out the window before being stopped.
Sgt. Brown asked Arencibia for consent to search the vehicle, but Arencibia did not grant consent. Sgt. Brown informed Arencibia he was going to deploy his K-9 partner Chacal due to the fact of the odor of marijuana and Arencibia's statement about smoking a joint inside the vehicle. K-9 Chacal was presented to the vehicle and gave a positive alert on the vehicle for the presence of illegal narcotics.
Glynn County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Brown (who was riding with Sgt. Brown) informed Arencibia that he and Kingsland Police Department Ofc. Michael Walker were going to search his vehicle.
When Sgt. Brown and Ofc. Walker opened the vehicle doors to begin the search, Arencibia fled the traffic stop on foot, and a pursuit ensued. Arencibia fled to the wood line and was apprehended by pursuing officers shortly thereafter. Arencibia was placed in handcuffs, checked and double locked, and placed in the rear of a patrol unit. Sgt. Brown returned to the suspect vehicle and began his search.
Inside the vehicle, Sgt. Brown observed several large black plastic, miscellaneous clothing, and a green suitcase. Sgt. Brown opened one of the black plastic bags and observed a green leafy substance, purported to be marijuana. Inv. Matthew Turner with the Drug Task Force arrived on scene to assist. The vehicle was taken to the Camden County Sheriff’s Office Substation and secured there pending a search warrant. A search warrant was obtained for the vehicle and the vehicle was searched at the Substation.
Inside the vehicle investigators located eleven (11) large plastic bags; all containing a green leafy substance purported to be marijuana. The green leafy substance was field tested and gave a positive result for marijuana. Each of the plastic bags was weighed individually. The approximate weight of all the plastic bags came to total weight of 228.42 lbs.
Arencibia remains in custody at the Camden County jail charged with trafficking marijuana, obstruction of an officer, improper lane change and failure to maintain the lane.
Waste of time and resources. Marijuana will be legal in all fifty states within a decade. Even the Fed's are looking the other way in Washington and Colorado.
Taxpayer dollar grab

Kingsland, GA

#4 Oct 12, 2013
What a joke fight some real crime! Illegal lane change? Plead down with a good lawyer!The good ole boys will put that weed right back out there on the street and make bread off a bogus weed bust! Let's be real!!!
token

Atlanta, GA

#5 Oct 13, 2013
How would they make a profit off that bust? I think it was a great job. Thanks Camden and Kingsland. Sorry to hear bad feed back from a person who probably has a dead end job.

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