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Deputies seize more than 8 pounds of pot, gun, pills in traffic stop

March 4th, 2014 1:30 pm by Staff Report

Deputies seize more than 8 pounds of pot, gun, pills in traffic stop

Booking photos of Robert Lee Hollifield (left), Lisa Cox, and James Bradley Cox

A traffic stop Monday led Washington County deputies to seize more than 8 pounds of marijuana and two bottles of prescription pills, resulting in the arrests of three people, including a man on a "most wanted" list.

Arrested were Robert Lee Hollifield, 27, Lisa Cox, 30, and James Bradley Cox, 32, all of 611 N. North St., No. 2.

Sheriff Ed Graybeal said deputies stopped Hollifield on a speeding charge and brought in a police dog to sniff around Hollifield's vehicle. The dog alerted deputies to the presence of drugs, resulting in a search. Deputies found 8.2 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.

After the arrests, deputies found a loaded firearm in Lisa Cox's purse and two bottles of illegally diverted prescription pills in her pants.

The sheriff said James Bradley Cox gave deputies false information about his identity. Cox had been listed a most wanted fugitive.

Deputies seized the gun, the marijuana, the pills and Hollifield's vehicle.

Hollifield was charged with speeding and possession of schedule VI drugs for resale. His bond was set at $10,000.

Lisa Cox was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of schedules II and IV drugs for resale. Her bond was set at $11,000.

James Cox was charged with criminal impersonation, for which he had a $1,000 bond. He was served with an outstanding warrant for failure to report for 30 days of jail time, for which he had no bond.

All three were jailed in the Washington County Detention Center pending arraignment today.

Graybeal said the investigation was ongoing and more charges were possible.

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