Police: 8 pounds of meth seized from speeders in Georgia

Authorities in west Georgia say they found about 8 pounds of methamphetamine inside a suitcase during a traffic stop.

The Newnan Times-Herald reports 22-year-old John Anthony Estrade and 41-year-old Shanna Necole Edward were charged Friday with methamphetamine trafficking.

Coweta County Sheriff's Sgt. Jeff Bugg says they were pulled over after Grantville Police clocked them speeding. Estrade and Edward said they were traveling to Panama City Beach.

Bugg says the car smelled of marijuana, prompting a search that uncovered a meth pipe, marijuana, meth and $3,200 in cash. The suitcase filled with suspected meth was found in the trunk.

Estrade is from Gainesville, Georgia, and faces a speeding charge. Edward, from Wilmington, North Carolina, was charged with marijuana possession.

It is unclear whether the arrested pair has attorneys.


Information from: The Times-Herald, http://www.times-herald.com