Smell of "fresh" weed leads to drug bust
by Cameron Steele
csteele@annistonstar.com
Jul 07, 2010 | 5515 views |  1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Calhoun County deputies on Sunday night arrested a Munford man and Birmingham woman on cocaine trafficking charges and first-degree possession of marijuana.

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.

Contact staff writer Cameron Steele at 256-235-3562.

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