An early Thursday morning routine traffic stop turns into a sizable drug bust and the arrest of two men.
Thirty-year old Christopher Lee Johnson and 32-year-old Lenwood Cherry of Panama City were arrested. The two were arrested at about 2 a.m. after a routine traffic stop on Reeves Street.
Officers say they used a K-9 unit when the two men began acting suspicious. The dog eventually led the officers to around six pounds of marijuana inside the trunk. The drugs have an estimated street value of about $10,000.
"The stand of the police department, and also of Lamar Glover the sheriff of Houston County, is that every time we take narcotics off the streets, it's significant to our community because it keeps out of the hands of our kids. Certainly, this amount of marijuana in and around our area, you know we're very concerned about it and we're glad that we are able to take it off the street," Police Chief John Powell said.
Authorities said they continue to work with the Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies in this investigation.
Because they have reason to believe that this particular drug bust may be connected to a larger drug operation in the area, the bonds for both men are set at $50,000.