Memphis man arrested after police find 84 lbs of marijuana and thousands of dollars inside home

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A Memphis man was arrested Thursday after Memphis Police Department's Organized Crime Unit discovered a great amount of marijuana and thousands of dollars inside a Memphis home.

Officers received a complaint of drug activity at a residence in the 4800 block of Buttermilk Drive. Melvin Tamayo, 44, was seen leaving the residence carrying two duffel bags containing 10 pounds of marijuana. 

Officers later secured a search warrant for the residence and confiscated approximately 84 pounds of marijuana and approximately $10,000 in cash.

Tamayo was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell.

He's in jail on a $250,000 bond.


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