LAFOLLETTE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- When police busted a Michigan man at a routine traffic stop, the stash of marijuana-laced items they found in his car included 90 marijuana lollipops, 70 pieces of THC-infused candy, a handful of pot-laced cookies, and several pounds of marijuana butter.
According to police, it all started when Joseph Isabell ran a stop sign at East Beech Street and South Indiana Avenue.
When officers pulled him over, he told them he was visiting the Smoky Mountains from Michigan and explained his license had been suspended. Officers called in a drug dog, who hit on the car. A search uncovered marijuana and the THC-laced products.
Officers also found materials to make more candy and a handgun.
Isabell told cops all 24 pounds of the marijuana products, including the cookies, suckers, and several pounds of marijuana butter, were for medicinal purposes.
He has been booked and charged with possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, possessing a firearm in commission of a felony and driving while suspended.