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Police: 41 pounds of marijuana found during traffic stop

December 7, 2018

MONROE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a trooper found more than 41 pounds of marijuana in a truck during a traffic stop.

The News-Star reported Thursday that 31-year-old Xavier Jenkins has been arrested on charges including possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. An arrest report says a trooper saw Jenkins cross a highway’s center line several times and conducted a traffic stop.

It says the trooper smelled marijuana and attempted to detain Jenkins, who fled and was stunned with a stun gun before being taken into custody. It says Jenkins told the trooper he fled because he had 7 grams of marijuana on him. A police dog then alerted troopers to nearly 42 pounds of marijuana locked in boxes in Jenkins’ car.

It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

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Information from: The News-Star, http://www.thenewsstar.com

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