A strong odor of marijuana coming from a Jeep pulled over Tuesday afternoon after on officer saw it run a red light led to a cache of pot and cocaine, according to Brunswick police.
The officer said he conducted the traffic stop on the F.J. Torras Causeway about 1:14 p.m., and called for a K-9 to check out the SUV.
The newest addition to the Brunswick Police Department's K-9 team Brax II, alerted on the Jeep, giving probable cause for the vehicle to be searched. Police said half pound of marijuana, .10 gram of cocaine and 205.10 grams of suspected marijuana powder were located.
The driver of the Jeep, Odet Douglas, 25, of St. Simons Island, was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and failure to obey a traffic control device.
While the officers were on scene conducting the investigation, Katherine Lang pulled up in another vehicle inquiring about her friend, Douglas. While Lang was asking questions, K-9 Brax II also alerted on Lang’s vehicle for the presence of drugs.
Inside Lang’s vehicle officers found an open container of alcohol, as was 19.6 grams of marijuana. Lang, 25, of Brunswick, was charged with possession of marijuana less than an ounce and possession of an open container.
The suspected marijuana powder seized from Douglas’ vehicle was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for positive identification. Glynn Brunswick narcotics investigators stated this is the first time the suspected marijuana powder was seized in Glynn County.