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Traffic stop turns into large drug bust in Troup Co.

Nicholas Antoine (Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office) Nicholas Antoine (Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office)
Nicholas Antoine (Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office) Nicholas Antoine (Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office)
Nicholas Antoine (Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office) Nicholas Antoine (Source: Troup Co. Sheriff's Office)

TROUP COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - On Monday, Aug. 3 around 7:13 a.m., a deputy with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on I-85 regarding several traffic violations.

During his contact with the driver, 34-year-old Nicholas Antoine of Atlanta, the deputy detected an odor of suspected marijuana.

During a search of the vehicle there were approximately 40,000 tablets of Xanax, around 1,000 Percocet pills and approximately 11 pounds of high grade marijuana discovered during the search. 

The driver was charged with one count of possession of a schedule two narcotic, one count of possession of a schedule four narcotic and one count of trafficking marijuana.

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