Woman, 65, caught with 310 lbs of pot in Tenn.

Posted at 6:51 AM, Mar 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 10:08:10-05

A 65-year-old woman has been arrested after investigators recovered more than 300 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Officials with Metro Nashville Police said Deborah Berelleza was taken into custody after being pulled over by officers.

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration alerted the Tennessee Highway Patrol that a couple of suspects implicated in a large marijuana investigation could be in the area. 

Shortly after, troopers spotted Berelleza's vehicle and pulled her over. 

According to an affidavit, Berelleza consented to a search of her vehicle -- at which point 310 pounds of marijuana was found.

She was arrested for felony possession with intent to sell and held on a $100,000 bond.