Rusk County deputy finds 5 pounds of pot in SUV

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 - 1:43pm

On Monday at approximately 11:15 p.m., the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit seized approximately 5 lbs. of marijuana during a traffic stop on US Highway 59 North, in the southern portion of Rusk County.

During the traffic stop of an SUV, the deputy indicated criminal activity and asked the suspects for consent to search the vehicle. Both suspects occupying the vehicle agreed to the search of the vehicle. During the search of the vehicle’s back seat area, the deputy discovered five bags which contained marijuana. The marijuana weighed approximately 5 lbs.

The deputy seized the marijuana, then arrested and charged both suspects with possession of marijuana. Both suspects of Cleveland, Mississippi, remain in the Rusk County Jail awaiting arraignment.

From Rusk County Sheriff's Office

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