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THP traffic stop in Knox yields 10 pounds of pot

A traffic stop late Tuesday in Knox County by the Tennessee Highway Patrol uncovered 10 pounds of marijuana.

A THP trooper made a stop on I-40 after observing “signs of distress from the two vehicle occupants” and said that they received “deceptive” answers to questions. Backup was called and the driver refused to consent to a search of the vehicle.

A K-9 was deployed and detected the scent of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, at which point, troopers located 10 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.

37-year-old Valdis Matthews and 44-year-old Joel Williams, both from South Carolina, were arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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