The vehicle was pulled over Friday evening near Bobby Jones Expressway, where deputies discovered the drugs.
Kenneth Adam Whittle, 25, of Augusta; Walter Taylor Hensley, 24, of Beaufort, S.C.; and James Derek Hurt, 26, of Augusta, were booked into the Richmond County jail on felony counts of trafficking marijuana. They were being held without bond.
Columbia County sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris confirmed that Whittle and Hensley are related to the sheriff.