According to reports, a Tennessee woman was arrested after abandoning her SUV on the interstate that was found to have 229 pounds of marijuana inside.
Catherine Mardesich, 54, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, marijuana. Authorities say they were dispatched to the scene after she left the SUV on a bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to the Arkansas side across the Mississippi River. Mardesich returned to the vehicle roughly at the same time as law enforcement where she explained that she ran out of gas.
Authorities told her the SUV was being inventoried and towed but she advised them not to go inside the vehicle. When police approached the vehicle they smelled marijuana emanating from inside. Mardesich was subsequently taken into police custody.