Two men were arrested in Hogansville off of Interstate 85 Thursday evening on drug charges after an officer allegedly found over eight ounces of marijuana in their trunk.
Modreceas Tolbert, 24, and Billy McFarland, 39, both of LaFayette, Ala., were arrested following a search of their vehicle.
Sgt. Raymond Gates of the Hogansville Police reported he pulled up on the vehicle on the side of the road at approximately 8:22 p.m. on East Main Street near the I-85 entrance with car troubles. A woman had stopped and was trying to help the two men start their car.
According the report, both men were acting nervous and would not interact with Gates. After noting an odor of marijuana, Gates asked the suspects about it, which they both denied having any in their car, but added they had smoked marijuana earlier in the day.
They both stated they were coming from Atlanta but had different stories of why they were there according to the report.
Gates reported he called another officer to the scene who deployed his dog who was alerted to over eight ounces of marijuana in the trunk area. Both men allegedly denied ever seeing the pot.
Tolbert and McFarland were arrested and transported to the Hogansville Police Department where they allegedly changed their stories several times. McFarland stated Tolbert tossed him the bag inside the vehicle. Tolbert stated a man came up to his car and said he had some music CD’s for him and placed it in the trunk. He stated his fingerprints would be on the bag because he touched it thinking it was CD’s.
Tolbert and McFarland were transported to the Troup County Jail and each face a charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.