More Than 700 Pounds of Marijuana Found during Traffic Stop

More Than 700 Pounds of Marijuana Found during Traffic Stop

A traffic stop let to officers confiscating more than 700 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning.
Jerry Pomilla (Photo: Memphis Police Dept.)
Jerry Pomilla (Photo: Memphis Police Dept.)
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - A traffic stop let to officers confiscating more than 700 pounds of marijuana Tuesday morning.

Police pulled over a truck pulling a large trailer for speeding in the area of I-240 and Hollywood just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. The driver told officers he was headed from Texas to Bristol, Tennessee for the races.

Officer saw a Glock gun sticker on his car, and asked if he had a weapon. The driver said he had a gun in the pocket of his suitcase behind the truck's passenger seat, and he did not have a gun permit.

According to the police affidavit, the officer noticed that the driver, 52-year-old Jerry Pomilla of Conroe, Texas, was becoming increasingly nervous and was visibly shaking. Pomilla consented to a search of his truck and trailer, where a K9 officer located 726 pounds of marijuana.

Jerry Pomilla was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Firearm. He was booked at the Shelby County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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