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Amber Alert

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Police find 200 pounds of marijuana in tractor-trailer

Two Georgia men were arrested Tuesday after police found nearly 200 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer.

Michael Ivan Lennon, 41, and Douglas Jamal Hightower, 35, were stopped Monday for driving without a license plate on Interstate 40 near Bellevue, police said. When the truck was searched, officers found 12 wrapped bales of marijuana under cots in the sleeper compartment.

The truck also contained a legal shipment of electronic components from California, police said. Police are determining if the drugs were destined for Nashville or Atlanta.

Hightower and Lennon are in Metro Jail on $100,000 bond each.