Woman arrested with 23 pounds of marijuana

Woman arrested with 23 pounds of marijuana
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POSTED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 3:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 5:35pm

A Baton Rouge woman is behind bars after a search warrant revealed she had 23 pounds of marijuana in her possession.

On Wednesday, July 24, Baton Rouge Police Narcotics Detectives executed a search warrant at a home in the 600 block of N. 23rd Street. Detectives seized 23 pounds of suspected marijuana with a street value of approximately $50,000.

Deondra Hookfin, 18, was questioned by detectives. She claims that the marijuana did not belong to her.

Hookfin was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

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