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Huge marijuana bust near Attalla

Approximately 20 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop Tuesday on I-59 in Attalla (photo source Etowah County Sheriff's Department) Approximately 20 pounds of marijuana seized during a traffic stop Tuesday on I-59 in Attalla (photo source Etowah County Sheriff's Department)

ATTALLA, AL (WBRC) - A routine traffic stop for an Alabama state trooper ended in a big drug bust.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Department said Timothy Robinson, 59, of Gadsden, was pulled over Tuesday on I-59 for erratic driving. Authorities said drug paraphernalia was in plain view when the Trooper approached the vehicle.  Upon a further search, the trooper found approximately 20 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, valued at more $30,000 on the street. A small amount of crack cocaine was also found in Robinson's possession.

The Etowah County Sheriff's Department and Attalla Police were called in to assist in the search. Robinson was charged with two felony drug-related offenses and was being held in the Etowah County Detention Center.

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