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Ten Pounds of Pot, a Gun and Small Children All Found in the Same House

MARION COUNTY, Miss.–Ten pounds of pot, wrapped up neatly and apparently ready to ship, were found by the Marion County Narcotics Task Force when they busted into a house with a search warrant this weekend. Police said there was also a gun and there were small kids in the house.

Booked on charges of having the pot stash and the 9 mm were James Murphy and Leatrice Weary. Deputies said the gun added more teeth to the drug charges.

In addition to the charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, Murphy was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Both were charged with felony child endangerment.

Deputies said they had been investigating the two for a while, but a good tip Friday led them back to the house with the search warrant.


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