Drug Bust: Nearly $5 Million Worth Of Marijuana Discovered In Semi

Drug Bust: Nearly $5 Million Worth Of Marijuana Discovered In Semi

A Tampa trucker is behind bars after Mississippi police found over 500 pounds of marijuana in his trailer on Sunday.

Richland police say that they pulled over 45-year-old Junier Guevara Carmenate for careless driving on Highway 49. They became suspicious when Carmenate displayed nervous behavior and asked if they could search his trailer.

Carmenate consented and police soon found eight garbage bags full of high-grade marijuana along with $1000 in cash. The drug bust netted 528 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $4.7 million.

Police arrested Carmenate on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Sources:
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