On June 19th, 2016 at approximately 10:59am, a uniformed Freeport Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a Nissan Sentra with Tennessee license plates in the area of Galena Avenue (Business Route 20) and Lemon Avenue in Freeport, after the arresting Officer observed the driver of the vehicle talking on a cellular telephone.
Upon making contact with the driver and sole occupant, later identified as Mychal A. Turner (age 29), the arresting Officer smelled the odor of Cannabis emitting from the vehicle. A subsequent search of Mychal Turner and the vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately twenty-four (24) pounds of suspected Cannabis and $2,198.00 in cash.
The Freeport Police Department believes this to be the single largest seizure of Cannabis in the history of the agency.
Chief Todd Barkalow praised the diligence of the patrol officer. This is a case where a routine traffic stop alerted the officer to possible criminal activity. Twenty-four pounds of Cannabis is a substantial amount – and drug trafficking simply adds to our community’s problems. Crime and drugs are related.
(Any person or persons depicted in this press release are presumed innocent by the court until proven guilty in a court of law.)
ACCUSED: Mychal A. Turner
CITY/STATE OF RESIDENCE: Memphis, TN
Unlawful Possession with Intent to Deliver Cannabis (Over 5,000 grams) – Class X Felony
Unlawful Possession of Cannabis (Over 5,000 grams) – Class 1 Felony
Resisting a Peace Officer – Class A Misdemeanor
*Bond has been set at $250,000 – 10 % applies*