Sheriff’s Department seizes 2 lbs. of marijuana

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Deputy Tim Reagan holds approximately 2 pounds of marijuana seized Saturday.

A large amount of marijuana was seized in a traffic stop Saturday.

According to Overton County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy Tim Reagan was on patrol Saturday, Nov. 14 when he came up behind a white Jeep Cherokee and observed the vehicle cross the fog line and then turn onto East Port Boat Dock Road off Byrdstown Highway, failing to give a signal.

Dep. Reagan stopped the Jeep, which was driven by Jacob Michael Kessler, 26, of Livingston, who told the officer that his license was suspended.

When asked if there was anything illegal in the vehicle, he allegedly told Dep. Reagan that there were marijuana vapes.

“A search of the vehicle was done and under the spare tire approximately two pounds of marijuana was found,” Dep. Reagan’s report states.

Kessler and passenger Colson Lee Walker, 19, of Livingston, were arrested and charged with Manufacture, Sale, and Delivery of a Schedule VI Controlled Substance as was a juvenile passenger in the vehicle. Because of the juvenile, Kessler was also charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.