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Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust In Lawton

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A driver who was originally stopped in Lawton for speeding ended up behind bars on drug charges after police found thousands of dollars' worth of marijuana in his home.

On November 5, a police officer pulled over Emmett Blount at S.W. 52nd Street and Lee Boulevard for driving 45 mph in a 35 mph zone. When the officer stopped Blount's vehicle, a K-9 unit detected narcotics.

Police searched Blount's car and found a marijuana cigarette along with $3,000 in cash on Blount's person and in the dashboard compartment. He was booked into the city jail.

Police continued investigating Blount and obtained a search warrant for his home in the 600 block of S.W. 45th Street. During the search, they found 32 jars and two bricks of marijuana worth more than $52,000; more than $5,000 in cash, and an unloaded revolver that had been reported stolen.

Blount has been booked for possession of marijuana with intent, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm in commission of a felony.

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