According to a report from the Polk County Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Team (NET), the Alabama State Patrol initiated an investigation into an Oct. 18 motor vehicle accident involving two ATVs.
The logbook at the Jacksonville post of the Alabama State Patrol reports there was a wreck at noon on County Road 49 in Cleveland, Ala., that left two drivers injured.
The two injured are Larry Wheeler, 55, and James Pollard, 59, both of Georgia.
No other details about the men, their injuries, other people possibly injured, or the accident are listed in the log book, officials said. The log book only refers to drivers, according to officials.
One of those vehicles was located at 1529 Shiloh Road, Esom Hill, reports said.
Alabama troopers contacted the PCPD for assistance.
Officers located one of the vehicles at the residence and began gathering information from the vehicle.
That’s when officers found two large bags of marijuana in one of the vehicle’s storage compartments, reports said.
The estimated 10 pounds of marijuana was recovered into police evidence and the investigation is continuing, reports said.
The names of the suspects are not being released at this time, reports said.
The discovery of the marijuana lead to the NET taken over the Polk County side of the investigation.
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