Marijuana bust during traffic stop in Nashville

Miguel Rodriguez (WKRN)

NASHVILLE (WKRN) – A minor traffic stop for a seat belt violation turned into a major marijuana bust for Mt. Juliet police last Thursday.

Authorities said Miguel Rodriguez was pulled over on Jan. 15 as he was driving without a seat belt on West Division Street.

As the office was speaking to him, Rodriguez reportedly appeared extremely nervous and a strong odor of marijuana was coming from his car.

Rodriguez then told officers he had a marijuana pipe, but police found much more.

They discovered two grams of weed hidden inside M&M candy containers and a duffle bag containing 39 grams of marijuana in pre-packaged baggies and containers.

Mt. Juliet police also reportedly found multiple pipes, Swisher Sweet cigarillos, five home marijuana drug tests and a large machete.

They also learned Rodriguez had an outstanding warrant in Nashville for failure to be booked.

He was booked on multiple drug charges as well as possession of a prohibited weapon. His bond was set to

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