MDOT seizes drugs at Jackson County weigh station

MDOT enforcement officers on Wednesday, seized more than 400 pounds of marijuana at a truck inspection station in Jackson County after they noticed a 2007 Peterbilt rig traveling east on I-10 bypass the scales.

The marijuana has an estimated street value of $406,000.

Officers pursued, stopped the vehicle, and had it return to the inspection facility. The driver, Kevin Ray Bremmer, 33, of Jamaica, did not have a commercial driver's license and is an illegal immigrant.

Robin Johnson, 40, of West Palm Beach, Fla., a co-driver, was found to have false and incomplete entries in his log-book. The truck owner Andrew Dillion, 36, of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., was in the sleeper area of the vehicle.

During an inspection of the trailer, officers found 17 bundles of marijuana weighing about 406 pounds. Officers also found $115,000 in cash.

All three men are in the Jackson County Jail, pending arraignment and bond determination, charged with several misdemeanors and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

Read more about this story in Friday's Sun Herald.