Martin Goins free on pre-trial release after 29 pounds of marijuana found in his luggage

Martin Goins free on pre-trial release after 29 pounds of marijuana found in his luggage

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On October 12th, Detective Leuders and his canine officer, Power, were doing a luggage check when they received the luggage from Southwest Airlines flight 3709 out of Phoenix. Power reportedly gave the narcotic sign on a blue, medium-sized HiPack. The tags on the luggage stated it belonged to 20-year-old Martin Goins, who originated in San Francisco. At the same time, it’s alleged that the canine had also indicated on a very similar suitcase that belonged to Brandon Wilkins. After a male claimed the bag, investigators intercepted the man, identified as Wilkins, and he stated he owned the other bag. Goins eventually walked over to attempt to claim his bag.

Police asked both individuals if they would consent to bag searches, and they did. The officers found 29 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana that was wrapped in clothing. Both Wilkins and Goins were taken into custody and charged with intent to distribute marijuana.

Martin Goins (MNPD)
Martin Goins (MNPD)

Martin Goins of Veronica Ave in Castro Valley, CA, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 12th, charged with possession with intent. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $10,000, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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