Grantville police seize cash, drugs during stops

by Wes Mayer

Officers with the Grantville Police Department made three traffic stops on Wednesday and Thursday and seized a large amount of marijuana and cash, according to authorities.

On Wednesday night, officers with the Grantville Police Department’s drug interdiction unit stopped a vehicle and ended up seizing around $50,000 is cash, said Grantville Police Chief Doug Jordan.

On Thursday, Grantville officers made a stop and discovered more than 100 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. Shortly after that, officers stopped another vehicle with two more pounds of marijuana inside, and the officers ended up chasing a suspect and deploying their electric stun guns to take him into custody, Jordan said.

Details on the arrests and identities of the suspects were not available Thursday evening.



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