Richmond man busted with 36 lbs. of marijuana

By WSLS Television

A Richmond man is behind bars in Alleghany County, after a sheriff's deputy found 36 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Twenty-six-year-old Riad Rayess is sitting in the Alleghany Regional Jail facing two felony charges.

According to Sheriff Kevin Hall, Rayess was pulled over for speeding Tuesday night on Interstate 64, but the deputy got suspicious after spotting syringes on the ground outside of Rayess' vehicle.

Sheriff Hall says the officer's drug dog led deputies to the marijuana, sealed in a plastic carrier on top of the car.