McKenzie man busted with 115 grams of synthetic pot
By Kendra Majors
BNI News Service
A McKenzie man is behind bars and facing drug trafficking charges after he was caught speeding through River Falls.
River Falls Police Chief Greg Jackson, along with agents from the 22nd Judicial Drug Task Force, made a traffic stop on Alabama Hwy. 55 Monday for speeding.
Jackson said that during the stop officers made contact with a driver and the passenger Octavius Terrell Mobley of McKenzie.
Jackson said officers could smell an odor of burnt marijuana in the truck.
A probable cause search revealed an amount of marijuana on Mobley,” Jackson said.
He was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana second degree.
“Before placing Mobley in the car to be transported officers performed a more thorough pat down of him and located approximately 115 grams of synthetic marijuana,” Jackson said.
He was charged with drug trafficking more than 56 grams of synthetic marijuana.
Possession of marijuana in the second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He is being held in the Covington County Jail on a $277,500 bond.