UPDATED: 300 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Mississippi Man's Car; Two Arrested
TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA.- A man was headed to Mississippi with 300 pounds of marijuana in his car when he got stopped by the cops. Louisiana State Troopers pulled over the car Sunday morning in Tangipahoa Parish for a traffic violation and found the drugs.
The driver has been identified as 26-year-old Carlos Davis of Greenwood, MS. Troopers became suspicious of Davis’ behavior and requested a Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office K-9 to respond to the traffic stop after Davis refused consent to search the vehicle.
The K-9 was able to sniff out the drugs, then troopers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the back seat and trunk of the 2015 Mazda CX-5 .
Davis was arrested and met with Louisiana State Police Detectives to further the investigation. In coordination with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the marijuana was delivered to a house in Jackson, where more arrests were made.
MBN agents arrested and charged 27-year-old Tavarus Williams, of Clinton, with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, said Director Owens, who added that agents seized a 40-caliber semi-automatic handgun from the suspect. They arrested Williams at the Jackson home when he attempted to take the delivery of 300 pounds of marijuana.
Hinds County Sheriff Department as well as Pearl and Flowood police departments assisted the MBN in the two-state investigation that led to the double arrests.
Davis was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and charged with Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute. Investigators estimate the street value of the seized narcotics to be approximately $250,000.