Lexington man faces drug charge after Huntingdon traffic stop

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HUNTINGDON, Tenn. — A Lexington man is facing a drug charge after a Sunday traffic stop. Joshua Fields was charged after being pulled over for speeding, according to a report from the Huntingdon Police Department. Police stopped a car on Highway 22 South after it was clocked traveling 71 mph in a 55 mph zone, according to the report. The officer reportedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. As the officer was writing a citation for speeding, a Carroll County deputy arrived with a K-9 officer, which alerted on the driver’s side door, according to the report. A search revealed a large bag of marijuana under the driver’s seat and three individually wrapped bags in the waistband of Fields’ pants, according to police. Police recovered a total of just more than half a pound of marijuana, the report states. Fields is charged with felony possession of schedule VI drugs with intent to sell or deliver. The 2013 Dodge Challenger Fields was driving was impounded.

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