Sheriff's Office: Deputies find illegal drugs, sword, handgun during Meridian traffic stop By Meridian Press firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Mar 20, 2017 (…) Authorities arrested a Utah man in Meridian March 17 after finding a pound of marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms in his vehicle, according to the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.Lee Thomas Smith, 27, was pulled over on Eagle Road near East Taconic Drive at 8 p.m. because of a burned-out headlight, the sheriff’s office reports. Story continues below video × Advertisement Deputies said they smelled marijuana in the car, so they called in a K-9, who alerted deputies to drugs inside the car.Deputies searched the car and found illegal drugs, a loaded handgun, a sword and more than $2,400 in cash, according to the sheriff’s office. One pound of marijuana was reportedly divided into several different plastic bags, and deputies also found a large plastic bag full of mushrooms, material that appears to be hash oil, a bag of as yet unidentified pills, and drug paraphernalia. Smith is charged with drug trafficking and a felony count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Other charges are possible in connection with the case.Smith was arrested Friday and was scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon. More from this section UPDATE: Meridian police apprehend student allegedly responsible for Heritage threat Last updated: April 27, 2017 Housing construction has 'gone crazy' in West Ada, boosting total market value Posted: April 27, 2017 Treasure Valley Kite Festival returns to Meridian Saturday Posted: April 26, 2017 Meridian leaders talk Costco, mental health and transportation Posted: April 26, 2017 Scentsy employees to get $10 each to spread cheer on International Pay It Forward Day Posted: April 26, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!