Traffic stop leads to Tahoe pot bust |

Traffic stop leads to Tahoe pot bust

A 32-year-old South Lake Tahoe man was arrested Friday night after a traffic stop that led to a search of the man’s home and the discovery of dozens of marijuana plants, authorities said.

The man, Kevin Porter Williford, was arrested on suspicion of cultivation and possession of marijuana for sale, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.

The arrest was made after seven marijuana plants were discovered in the back of the man’s vehicle when a CHP officer stopped the vehicle for a registration violation, the officer said.

With the assistance of South Lake Tahoe police, a search warrant was written and the subject’s house was raided, the officer said.

Through the house raid, an additional 108 marijuana plants were located, the officer said. A street value of the seized marijuana had not been determined.

Williford was booked into the El Dorado County Jail on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale, with bail for the two charges set at $17,500. He had been released from custody as of Sunday, according to a sheriff’s office Web site.

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