Suspect tells police, ‘I’m not gonna lie. I sell marijuana’

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A 27-year-old was charged with pot dealing after admitting as much to a county police officer during a traffic stop, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said Friday.

According to court documents, this incident occurred back in July 2014.

James Redmond

James Redmond

A police officer pulled over James Redmond at the intersection of Weidman and Manchester for having improper license plates. When the officer approached the vehicle, he could smell marijuana in the vehicle.

Redmond admitted to smoking marijuana after leaving a bar and told the officer he placed it in the center console. The officer searched the console and found: a glass pipe, an e-cigarette, capsules with dark liquid that smell like marijuana, and over $1,500 in cash.

When the officer asked where the money came from, Redmond responded, “I’m not gonna lie. I sell marijuana.” Redmond went on to say he had a book bag full of marijuana in the back seat.

The officer looked through the book bag and found two large bags and one small bag filled with marijuana, a digital scale, a bag with empty baggies, and a blue container containing marijuana with a label on the lid reading, “Marijuana grown in Colorado.”

Redmond was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, a felony.