California man arrested after being found with 18 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop in Jefferson County

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ADAMSVILLE, Ala. (WIAT) — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a California man after they found 18 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle during a traffic stop on Monday.

According to JCSO, a deputy performed the stop around 1 p.m. on I-22 in Adamsville. Once they approached the car, the deputy said they could smell a “strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.”

After a search of the vehicle, the deputy seized 18 pounds of marijuana and placed the driver under arrest.

26-year-old Rafael Sequoyah Freedman of Berkley, Calif. has been charged with trafficking in marijuana. He is being held at the Jefferson County Jail on a $500,000 bond.


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