Troopers stopped their car, a Nissan Sentra bearing Alabama plates, for following too closely. Criminal indicators were present and troopers said they detected an odor of marijuana. A probable cause search of the vehicle turned up a small amount of marijuana and more than 4 pounds of cocaine the state patrol said is worth approximately $200,000.
Lee and Bennett are charged with felony drug possession and drug trafficking. Each of them could be sentenced to 22 years in prison and fined $40,000 if convicted as charged.