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Traffic stop by NAPD nets large amount of marijuana/UPDATED 6-21

marijuana seized The New Albany Police Department serized several pounds of marijuana in an I-22 traffic stop.

UPDATED 6-21-18: NAPD has identified the two men arrested on June 19th after an I-22 traffic stop turned up 21 pounds of marijuana.

marijuana arrest

Gary Kirk, 41

Gary Kirk, 41 of Pontotoc, Ms.

Charge: Narcotics trafficking

Bond $30,000








marijuana arrest

Amite Kumar, 41

Amite Kumar, 41 of California

Charge: Narcotics trafficking

Bond $30,000








Original Post:

A routine traffic stop by New Albany police officers late Tuesday afternoon, June 19, netted a large quantity of marijuana.

A New Albany Police Department (NAPD) officer on traffic patrol pulled over an automobile on Interstate 22 near the downtown New Albany exit (Exit 63) at around 4:30 p.m. Besides the driver there was one other passenger in the car.

NAPD officers discovered 21 pounds of what New Albany Police Chief Chris Robertson called “high-grade marijuana” in the trunk of the car. Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested. The marijuana was seized as evidence and the car was impounded.

It was expected that a bond hearing for both men would be held Wednesday morning, June 20. will post additional detail on this arrest and seizure as they become available.

1 Comment on Traffic stop by NAPD nets large amount of marijuana/UPDATED 6-21

  1. Will Rutledge // June 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM //

    Exactly how does the Chief have the “professional” experience to grade the weed?

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