Just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, a Richland County Sheriff's deputy pulled over a vehicle in the area of 1869 Leppo road for a traffic violation.

Based on the driver’s behavior and prior criminal history, the deputy called for another unit to assist.

The deputy then had K-9 Rahko around check the outside of the vehicle and K-9 Rahko alerted on the vehicle and the deputy then searched the vehicle for illicit drugs.

According to the sheriff's office, a backpack was located on the back seat and inside was vacuum-sealed bags of suspected marijuana. A second bag was located on the back seat with more opened bags of suspected marijuana.

According to the sheriff's office, $820 was found in the opened bag with the suspected marijuana.
There were a total of 20 bags in the vehicle, two of which were open and not sealed, according to the deputy.

The suspected marijuana, cash and other items were seized and the driver was taken into custody and later issued a citation for speed.

Deputies say charges for the suspected marijuana will be submitted to the Richland County Prosecutor’s Office.