Calhoun County Sheriff Larry Amerson said James Cochran, 37, was driving a burgundy 2007 Dodge Charger with Merica Littles in the passenger seat when deputies pulled them over in a traffic stop in Hobson City.
Deputies smelled “fresh and processed” marijuana when Cochran rolled down the driver-side window, Amerson said.
Deputies then asked Cochran to step out of the car and turn out his pockets. Cochran allegedly pulled out $3,200 rolled up in a wad. Deputies asked Cochran – a construction worker from Munford – if he had drugs in the car. Cochran said yes, according to Amerson.
After searching the car, deputies found a black bag containing three baggies of marijuana and one baggie of at least 28 grams of what they suspect is cocaine.
Cochran and Littles, a 29-year-old nurse, were arrested Sunday on felony charges of trafficking in cocaine and pos-session of marijuana and taken to the Calhoun County Jail. Neither had bond amounts set as of Tuesday.
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