Traffic stop yields truck full of roaches; people charged with possession of marijuana

39-year-old Joshua Hollingsworth and 42-year-old Lori Barrett were charged with possession of marijuana after their driver was pulled over when Joshua was spotted without a seatbelt.

On October 11th, Stewart County Sheriff’s Deputy MacDonald initiated a traffic stop on a blue pickup truck after spotting a passenger not wearing a seatbelt. When Deputy Macdonald made contact, he asked the driver to exit the vehicle. The driver admitted to having a pipe used for Marijuana and was found to have a bag containing a green leafy substance on his person.

Lori Barrett and Joshua Hollingsworth, two passengers within the vehicle, were asked to exit and a search was conducted. More green substance was located within Lori’s purse. Three burnt marijuana cigarettes were also found inside of a plastic container.

Joshua was searched and a cigarette box containing 10 roaches was located inside the pocket of his pants. The deputy also found another cigarette pack in the front pocket of Joshua’s shirt that contained rolling papers. They were taken into custody.

Joshua Hollingsworth was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, violation of seatbelt law, and unlawful drug paraphernalia. He was released on a $750 bond.

Lori Barret was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. She was released on a $250 bond.

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