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Traffic stop nets $1.5 million in marijuana

By Jason A. Smith

jsmith@henryherald.com

A College Park man is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond, after authorities say they found hundreds of pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Roberto Huff, 43, has been charged with trafficking marijuana. Henry County Police said the estimated street value of the drugs found is $1.5 million.

Henry County Police Capt. Jason Bolton said the incident which led to Huff's arrest took place Monday, at approximately 2 p.m., on Interstate 75 in Stockbridge.

Bolton said Huff was driving approximately 70 mph, and was traveling roughly five feet behind the vehicle in front of him, when he was spotted by police.

"Huff was stopped for a traffic violation," said Bolton. "During the traffic stop, a police K-9 alerted on the vehicle. Approximately 360 pounds of marijuana was located in the bed of the Ford F-250 that Huff was driving."

According to Bolton, when police examined the truck bed, which had been covered with a hard top, they discovered 18 packages of pot, each weighing approximately 20 pounds. Huff was then arrested and taken into custody "without incident," the captain added.

Huff appeared in Henry County Magistrate Court Tuesday, and waived a preliminary hearing in his case. The drug charge was bound over to Superior Court, where bond will be determined at a later date.

Court records indicate Huff is being represented by his own attorney. The name of the attorney was not available Tuesday.