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40-plus pounds of weed found in luggage at Tennessee airport

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than 40 pounds (18 kilograms) of marijuana have been discovered inside luggage at Tennessee’s Nashville International Airport.

WZTV-TV reports that an affidavit says airport police seized 44 pounds (20 kilograms) of marijuana from luggage unclaimed at a carousel Tuesday night. The luggage came from a Delta Air Lines flight from Seattle.

The affidavit says the bags belonged to 43-year-old George Nellans, who was arrested when he arrived at the airport Wednesday afternoon.

Nellans was being held at the Davidson County Jail on $20,000 bond for the felony drug offense, and is due in court Nov. 29. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Information from: WZTV-TV