Police seize 54 pounds of marijuana on Hwy. 412

Police displayed 54 pounds of marijuana and $1,100 in cash during a news conference Tuesday at the Fayetteville Police Department.

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Scott Fretland

Wayne Lovel

Police seized 54 pounds of marijuana and arrested two men on drug charges following a traffic stop on Hwy. 412 on Sunday.

Scott Fretland, 32, and Wayne Lovel, 34, both of Eureka, Calif., were arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives with the Fourth Judicial Drug Task Force seized the marijuana and $1,100 in cash after the men were pulled over for speeding.

From the news release:

A K-9 sniffed the vehicle and showed a change of behavior indicating the odor of drugs in the vehicle. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 54 pounds of marijuana and $1,100 in currency.

Both men were released Monday evening on $2,500 bond.

The Fourth Judicial District Drug Task Force is comprised of Fayetteville, Springdale, Prairie Grove, Lincoln, Farmington, West Fork, Greenland, Johnson, Elm Springs, Elkins Police Departments, the City of Goshen, and the Washington and Madison County Sheriff’s Offices.

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