When Deputies approached the vehicle a strong odor of marijuana was detected. The driver of the vehicle, 36-year old Joseph Jamar Olley of Stockbridge, Georgia admitted to having marijuana. The ICE Team conducted a search of the vehicle. Two handguns were discovered in the spare tire area . Olley told Deputies that he was traveling from Syracuse, New York to Atlanta, Georgia, and had purchased the two stolen handguns along the way.
The first handgun was a Taurus 9mm that was reported stolen out of Cherokee County, Georgia. The second handgun was a Kel-Tec 22 equipped with a silencer that was reported stolen from a UPS Shipping Facility and is currently being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
Olley was arrested and transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with Three Counts of Felony Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Felony Manufacture or Possess a Weapon of Mass Death or Destruction, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. He is being held in Iredell County Detention Center with a secured bond of $500,000.
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