Doraville, GA, July 13, 2016 – The Post Reports – According to Doraville Police, Alejandro Perez was driving a GMC box truck in the City on July 11th, when he was observed traveling on the wrong side of the road. Police say Perez also failed to stop at a stop sign located at Buena Vista Avenue and Chestnut Drive.
As a result of these traffic violations, the officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle. During the traffic stop, Perez told Police that he did not have a driver’s license, and he was placed into custody. “Due to the vehicle to be towed/impounded, the officer asked Perez if there was anything valuable in the truck,” Doraville Police report. “Perez stated that he didn’t know what was in the truck.”
Doraville Police conducted an inventory of the truck prior to it being towed. When officers opened the rear of the truck, officers observed numerous bundles of marijuana. An inspection of the truck’s cargo revealed 169 bundles of marijuana with an estimated weight of 3,996 lbs. were on board.
The estimated street value of the marijuana is between $1.6 million and $1.9 million. Perez was charged with Trafficking Marijuana in the Superior Court of DeKalb County, Georgia.
Doraville Police say they are “pretty confident this would exceed personal use.”