140 pounds of marijuana found in 18-wheeler; 1 arrested

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Hinds County deputies arrested a Quitman man on drug charges.

Christopher McGowan was taken into custody during a traffic stop.

Authorities said they found 140 pounds of high-grade marijuana in an 18-wheeler. Law enforcement officers stopped McGowan on I-20 East near Edwards around 3 a.m.

Investigators said the drugs were headed to West Jackson. Deputies said six large packages of marijuana were found in the sleeper area of the 18-wheeler.

He is facing charges of trafficking a controlled substance.

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