SARALAND, Ala. (WALA) -- Traveling through South Alabama in a "Weed World Candies" RV didn't turn out so good for five people. All five from the Atlanta area booked into Metro Jail facing a slew of charges.

The group was pulled over Monday afternoon in Saraland on I-65 North. Investigators with Saraland Police say preliminary field tests show the candy they were selling containing traces of THC.

The brightly-colored RV they were travelling in is not hard to miss. According to the companies website -- they tour the country working to "legalize and industrialize marijuana." Despite their name "Weed World Candies" -- owner Bilal Muhammad says none of his products contain THC.

He says his employees were travelling back to Atlanta after working a festival in Austin and is still unclear why they were pulled over.

"The way it was handled -- initially what would be the reason they were being pulled over. They can't say the vehicle... They never said that's the reason why they were pulled over. That's not a reason to pull no one over," said Muhammad.

Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich says all of the evidence has sent for further testing at the Department of Forensic Sciences for more definitive results. However, Muhammad insists they won't find anything.

"This is what is going to tie up everything and make the charges be there until they say the tests come back from a different lab. It's all just inconvenience," said Muhammad. "From my experience -- being in this business for the last 20 years that's what they do. We have been in this situation several times."

Muhammad says a similar situation happened in Shelby County. According to him, that case dragged on for two years before all charges were dropped.

Meanwhile the suspects are identified as:

Nebef Nakh Ali, 65

Andre Ansley, 40

Jade Brown, 23

Dante Hospedales, 24

Lataunya Williams, 24

All five suspects are facing 9 counts of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana 2nd, and Williams faces an additional charge of no pistol permit. Their bonds ranging from $47,000 to $48,500. They are all set to be arraigned on Monday, March 25th.

D.A. Rich says she expects the test results from the Department of Forensic Sciences to come back soon.

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