$90K, 80lbs of pot found in Nashville man's home, storage unit

$90K, 80lbs of pot found in Nashville man's home, storage unit

Posted: Updated: Apr 23, 2014 11:56 AM
Danny Hopkins, 54, was arrested after officials found 80lbs of marijuana in his car, home and storage unit. Danny Hopkins, 54, was arrested after officials found 80lbs of marijuana in his car, home and storage unit.
According to police, 69 pounds of weed were found inside a storage unit rented by Danny Hopkins. According to police, 69 pounds of weed were found inside a storage unit rented by Danny Hopkins.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Nashville man was arrested on drug-related charges following the discovery of over $90,000 in cash and roughly 80 pounds of marijuana inside his car, home and storage unit.

Police reported the drug bust began when Danny Hopkins, 54, was pulled over for driving 77 mph in a 70 mph on January 30, 2012.

During the stop, officers located $60,000 inside the vehicle. Hopkins allegedly admitted it was proceeds from illegal narcotics sales.

Another $11,000 was found in Hopkins’ possession. He told police it was money he earned while working.

Metro police then executed search warrants that same day on both Hopkins’ home and a rented storage unit under his name.

According to an affidavit, over $20,000 in cash and 10 pounds of high grade of marijuana were located inside his home in the 200 block of Forrest Green Drive in east Nashville.

The storage unit, located on Murphy Road in the Sylvan Park neighborhood of west Nashville, allegedly contained another 69 pounds of high grade marijuana.

Police said after a long investigation, their drug task force along with the district attorney just decided to file charges.

Hopkins was booked into the Metro jail Tuesday.

He faces charges of money laundering, possession of a controlled substance with intent and possession of a controlled substance in a drug-free school zone.

His bond was placed at $125,000.

Police said he no longer lives at the home on Forrest Lane.
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