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Traffic stop leads to marijuana bust
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An Alpharetta woman faces felony drug charges after being pulled over for speeding last week in Dawson County.

Ashley Megan Seibert, 24, was arrested for possession of marijuana and manufacturing marijuana, both felony charges, according to Public Information Officer Tony Wooten.

Deputies recovered 10 black garbage bags full of items for growing marijuana including marijuana stems with marijuana attached to them. Also recovered were 32 plastic containers used to fertilize approximately 68 root systems of marijuana plants, Wooten said.

The bust yielded more than one ounce of marijuana.

On June 24 at 7 p.m., Cpl. Randy Mullis spotted a speeding Jeep sport utility vehicle on Highway 9 near the intersection of Dawson Forest Road.

When Mullis approached the vehicle, he noticed a strong smell of marijuana. The garbage bags filled with the harvested plants were piled in the back seat and cargo area of the SUV.

In addition to the felony drug charges, Seibert was also charged with speeding and tire requirements. Seibert was cited for driving 68 miles per hour in a 55 mph speed zone.

This is an example of when officers pull someone over for traffic violations how they can escalate into other charges, Wooten said. Thats why traffic stops are important and often lead to other crimes being detected.

Seibert was released from the Dawson County Detention Center on June 27 after placing a $20,000 bond.