Woman arrested after 85 pounds of marijuana found in luggage at Nashville airport

Police find 85 pounds of marijuana found in luggage at Nashville airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A 20-year-old woman is accused of carrying 85 pounds of marijuana in two pieces of luggage at Nashville International Airport, authorities said.

Tomisha Hamm was arrested Wednesday night and charged with a felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, WKRN reported. She was booked into the Nashville Metro Jail and her bail was set at $100,000, the television station reported.

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At 3 p.m. Wednesday, a drug dog at Nashville international Airport alerted detectives to possible narcotics in luggage on a Southwest Airlines flight that originated from Los Angeles and was bound for Cleveland, WZTV reported. The luggage was marked as “heavy,” meaning both bags weighed more than 50 pounds, the television station reported.

According to police, Hamm gave authorities permission to search her luggage, WKRN reported. Authorities said they found several stacks of vacuum-sealed packaging, which held 10 plastic bags with marijuana inside, the television station reported.

Hamm then said the bags were not hers and that she did not check them in Los Angeles, WSMV reported. However, agents found Hamm in possession of the luggage receipts, the television station reported.