Cartersville man charged with sale of marijuana

A Cartersville man was arrested with 3.74 ounces of marijuana on Friday.

The arrest was made after a traffic stop for speeding on Highway 41 near Gaddis Road in Cartersville.

Keelyn Wilkey, 20, of Burnt Hickory Road in Cartersville, was charged with speeding and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Wilkey was going 73 mph in a 55 mph zone when he was pulled over by a Bartow County Sheriff’s officer, according to the police report.

The officer made the traffic stop at around 11 p.m., and Wilkey said he was headed to work at the time.

According to the report, the officer could smell marijuana in the car, but Wilkey said there was none and allowed the officer to check the vehicle. In the subsequent search, the officer found a backpack in the car’s trunk with a vacuum-sealed bag with the suspected marijuana, later determined to weigh 3.74 ounces.

There were also two clear baggies with marijuana residue inside, a large plastic cup with residue inside and a digital scale.

According to the report, when the officer asked Wilkey why he wasn’t honest with him, Wilkey said, “Honestly, I didn’t think you would look in the trunk.”

Last modified onMonday, 04 December 2017 21:22
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