K-9 sniffs out more than 25 pounds of pot

Wednesday, August 3, 2011 - 11:22am

A Harrison County deputy and his K-9 were able to bust two men with more than 25 pounds of pot Saturday morning.

The Harrison county deputy received a call for assistance from a DPS trooper to conduct a vehicle search with his K-9 partner. The Trooper had stopped a vehicle at around 9 a.m. for a traffic violation and asked for consent to search the vehicle from the driver and he refused. He suspected the vehicle he had stopped on I-20 to be moving marijuana.

The occupants were advised the vehicle would be checked by a trained and certified team for narcotics. When the K-9 team arrived , the K-9 immediately “alerted” on an area of the vehicle which was concealing marijuana. The trooper and deputy were able to recover 27 pounds of marijuana hidden in clear trash bags. The marijuana appeared to be the type of marijuana grown in a greenhouse or in a hydroponic manner. The vehicle was taken to the DPS office in Marshall for a further search.

The two suspects from Grambling and Ferriday, Louisiana were arrested and placed in jail.

One of the suspects stated they were taking the marijuana from Florida to California when they were stopped.

Both suspects were arraigned with bonds of $10,000 each. Both suspects have bonded out and were released.

From Harrison County Sheriff's Office
 

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