Police Seize Large Amount of Marijuana, Cash, Loaded Firearm From Vehicle During Traffic Stop in Arnold

Large amounts of suspected marijuana, a loaded gun and nearly $2,000 in cash were among the items seized during a traffic stop in Arnold.

On November 20, 2020 at approximately 12:10 a.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for speed violations. During the stop, officers obtained information which led to a search of the vehicle. 
The search revealed a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, five separate heat sealed packages of suspected marijuana, several individual suspected marijuana products packaged for retail sale, $1,997.00 in the U.S. currency, and two cell phones. 

The driver, twenty year old Keith Monte Phillips, was arrested and charged.