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Troopers locate 3 lbs of marijuana during traffic stop; two arrested

Troopers locate 3 lbs of marijuana during traffic stop; two arrested
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 12:34pm

Two men from Mississippi were arrested in Bienville Parish after troopers found 3 pounds of marijuana and roughly $1,900 in a vehicle during a traffic stop.

The Louisiana State Police reports that the traffic stop happened on Monday, Sept. 23 on I-20 near Arcadia. Troopers conducted a search of the vehicle after being given consent by the driver, Jamar Harris, 24.

Troopers located the marijuana and cash and placed Harris and his passenger, Arsenio Nelson, 23, under arrest.

Harris is charged with Following Too Close, Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana, and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana.

Nelson is charged with Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana.

Both men were booked into the Bienville Parish Jail.

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