224 pounds of pot confiscated at Atlanta's airport
ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Four men arriving in Atlanta from Las Vegas had a lot of luggage -- eight large suitcases between them.
Police say those bags were not stuffed with clothing and travel items. Instead, what they found inside was marijuana. Authorities confiscated 224 pounds.
Atlanta Police spokesperson Sgt. John Chafee described the seizure as one of the largest out at the airport.
The drug interdiction team had gotten a tip that four men might try to bring the drugs in during Super Bowl weekend.
And photos were provided, so police knew what the men would look like.
Officers waited in the jet bridge for the suspects to walk out of the cabin. They quickly separated the men from the other passengers and had a drug dog check out the luggage.
All four were charged with trafficking. Their names -- Jemonta Kilgore, Chad Ellis, Labrinsan Culpepper, and Rakeem Bland.