VACAVILLE — A routine traffic stop Monday night by Vacaville police led to the arrest of a local man on suspicion of possession of more than 13 pounds of marijuana.
An officer working radar enforcement on East Monte Vista Avenue stopped the driver of a vehicle at approximately 9 p.m. for allegedly speeding, according to a press release from the Vacaville Police Department.
While talking to the driver, the officer allegedly noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the inside of the car, according to the release. The the officer discovered the driver, Travis Taylor, 24, of Vacaville, was on active probation, and conducted a search of the vehicle.
During that search, officers said they found about two pounds of processed marijuana. The drugs were packaged in four bags of equal weight, leading officers to believe Taylor was planning to sell the marijuana, according to the release.
Officers conducted a follow-up probation search at Taylor’s home on the 200 block of Ironwood Street, where they said they found an additional 11.5 pounds of processed marijuana packaged in the same manner as that found in the vehicle, according to the release. Officers said they also found a scale and equipment used to grow and process marijuana.
The street value of the drugs seized was around $50,000, according to police.
During the investigation, officers discovered that Taylor was driving on a suspended license, was on probation out of Yolo County for drug offenses and was also in possession of a medicinal marijuana card.
Under Proposition 215, the California Compassionate Use Act and guidelines set by Senate Bill 420, a medical marijuana patient can legally possess amounts that have been deemed medically necessary. Police said Taylor possessed more than that amount.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Vacaville Police Department at 449-5200.
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