Large Drug Bust made on I-24 in Manchester

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On Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Lazaro Franklin Aguila age 38 of Pueblo, CO was stopped on Interstate 24 at mile-marker 113 eastbound. After stopping Aguila for speeding, Tennessee Highway Patrolman Donnie Clark detected the odor of marijuana. The arrest warrant states that Trooper Clark asked the man to step out of vehicle and then asked Aguila if he had any marijuana? The man allegedly replied he had a small amount. Clark and Trooper Jason Boles began a probable cause search of the vehicle and found approximately 21 lbs. of marijuana in the trunk in garbage bags behind a cover load of water.

Lazaro Franklin Aguila.. Photo provided by the CCSD.

Aguila was charged with manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of a controlled substance and unlawful drug paraphernalia uses and activities. He was booked in at the Coffee County Jail under a bond of $26,500 and he will appear in court on September 26, 2017.