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Suspicious package leads to discovery of more than $72K of pot in west Forsyth
Mendy David

WEST FORSYTH — A Powder Springs man was recently arrested in Forsyth County with 8 pounds of suspected marijuana, most of which was found in a package that he attempted to pick up.

David Mendy, 38, has been charged with three counts of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and one count of possession of marijuana more than 1 ounce, all of which are felonies.

As of Wednesday afternoon, he remained at the Forsyth County Jail, where bond has been set at $44,440, according to Forsyth County Sheriff’s Cpl. Robin Regan.

Regan said law enforcement was alerted to the package Feb. 24 after a delivery driver said he smelled marijuana coming from his vehicle while traveling along Bethelview Road.

The driver reportedly approached deputies who were conducting a subdivision check.

A sheriff’s office dog “immediately alerted” to drugs being in the package. A search warrant yielded an initial 5 pounds of marijuana.

Mendy was arrested the next day when he reportedly attempted to pick up the package, which was sealed with eBay tape, at a packaging store.

Three additional pounds of marijuana and more than $900 in cash was seized from his vehicle after deputies searched it.

The seized drugs have an estimated street value of more than $72,000.