A Hinesville man found himself in hot water the afternoon of May 17, after he was stopped for exceeding the posted speed limit on Dunlevie Road in Walthourville.
According to Walthourville Police LT. Anderson Deliford the stop was a routine stop until he was hit with the strong smell of marijuana as he started talking with the driver identified as Molbro Roberts, 26 of Hinesville.
According to Walthourville Police Chief, Alfonza Hagen, Deliford detected the strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and notified the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office Canine unit. When the canine officer arrived he had his drug detection dog walk around the vehicle which yielded a large seizure of narcotics in the trunk of the vehicle.
Deliford along with the Liberty County Deputy found an estimated 100 Xanax pills, 20 heat sealed bags of marijuana weighing 5 pounds each, a handgun and other drug paraphernalia.
Hagen said it appears Roberts had just made a trip to Florida to purchase the drugs but was caught when Deliford, who was using a radar gun, stopped him for speeding.
Roberts was arrested and has been charged with one count of DUI, one count of failure to maintain his Lane, one count of trafficking narcotics, one count of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, one count of carrying a firearm.
Roberts had bail set at $1,905 for the speeding violation. However he was denied bond on all other counts. He is currently in the Liberty County jail.