Seat belt violation leads to drug charges in Valdosta
A Valdosta man is facing multiple charges after being stopped for not wearing a seat belt.
Valdosta police say that 26-year-old Cameron Venus was stopped on Lankford Drive Wednesday afternoon around 2 p.m.
When the officer went to make contact, that is when the officer smelled marijuana in the vehicle.
Officers say that during the investigation, they found 370 grams of marijuana worth over $7,500, drug paraphernalia and a .380 caliber pistol.
“I am very proud of the diligent work of the officer in this case. This is also a clear statement that law enforcement will never accept illegal drugs and firearms near our community’s schools,” stated Chief Brian Childress.
Venus is now facing charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, possession of tools during the commission of a crime, possession of THC oil and a safety belt violation.