Marijuana street valued at $4.7M seized during Richland 18-wheeler traffic stop

RICHLAND, Miss. (WJTV) — One man is behind bars after a Richland 18-wheeler drug bust.

Officers pulled over 45-year-old Junier Guevara Carmenate for careless driving on Sunday on Highway 49.

Junier Guevara Carmenate (Photo: Richland PD Facebook Page)
Junier Guevara Carmenate (Photo: Richland PD Facebook Page)

During the stop, Richland Police said Carmenate began acting suspicious but agreed to let them search his trailer.
They found about $1,000 in cash and eight bags of high-grade marijuana. The pot weighted about 528 pounds and is street valued at about $4.7 million.

He is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

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