The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

February 18, 2012

Marijuana smell leads to arrest


The News Courier

— An Athens man has been arrested and charged with selling illegal drugs.

Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely said Friday that officers stopped 23-year-old Eric Bass, of Dart Circle, on Levert Avenue and noticed the smell of marijuana coming from his vehicle.

Officers, said Blakely, found a quarter-pound of marijuana, $6,200 in cash, scales and other drug paraphernalia and a small amount of cocaine. Bass is also charged with illegal possession of marijuana.