Man being paid to transport 35 pounds of pot busted at Nashville airport, affidavit says
NASHVILLE, Tenn. —
A man and woman are facing charges Wednesday after being busted with nearly 36 pounds of marijuana at Nashville International Airport that he told DEA agents he was paid to transport.
Tyron Goins and Lakendra Kidd are both charged with possession with intent to deliver.
According to an affidavit, DEA agents were alerted to two suitcases on the conveyor belt from a Southwest flight from Oakland, Calif by a DEA K9. DEA agents observed Goins pick the suitcases up.
DEA agents approached Goins, who gave them permission to check the bags. As they approached Goins, a woman traveling with him fled the scene.
Agents found 31 vacuum sealed bags of what appeared to be marijuana. Clothes of various sizes were also found in the bags, which the affidavit said Goins admitted weren’t his and that he was being paid about $2,500 to $3,000 for transporting the marijuana. The pot was weighed on a calibrated scale and totaled 35.7 pounds.
Goins also provided information to help agents identify the woman he was traveling with as Lakendra Kidd.
Officers found Kidd at a Waffle House on Harding Place with a large amount of money held together with rubber bands in her purse. They also found a baggage claim ticket matching a suitcase recovered at the airport.
She told agents that she did not pack the suitcase once she was brought back to the airport for questioning.
Goins is being held in Davidson County Jail on a $25,000 bond.