754 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Nashville

754 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in Nashville

Police arrested three people in Nashville last Wednesday after investigating an alleged drug trafficking charge on one Charles Ivey. Ivey, 27, was taken into custody after paperwork was found indicating his collaboration with a group that planned to deliver marijuana from Arizona to Nashville. The drivers in question, Teresa Kay Joplin and Spencer Del Vermuele, 51 and 48 respectively, were also arrested after their truck was found equipped with 754 pounds of cultivated cannabis.

Police raided Ivey’s condo in downtown Nashville at the Encore building and found no marijuana, but found plenty when they stopped Joplin and Vermuele at a campground in Humphreys County. Joplin and Vermuele were charged with felony drug charges and Ivey was charged with planned felony charges. In addition to the pot, police also seized five vehicles, the delivery truck among them, and more than 20,000 bucks.

Drug delivery is among the most dangerous of cannabis seed-related activities. If you don’t know what you’re doing you can wind up getting hit with cop runs like this. There are certainly ways to transport and handle marijuana seeds safely and wisely. This was a huge victory for cops in Nashville, and while we don’t like to glorify their activities here at SeedMine, we’re also undecided on the whole “illegal drug trafficking” issue. Perhaps there’s something these three could have done differently? Hit up our comments or forums and share your knowledge.