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150 pounds of marijuana found in car in Pemiscot County

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

Two St. Louis area residents face charges after state troopers found 150 pounds of marijuana in the back of a car in Pemiscot County on Interstate 55.

A member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a 2011 Hyundai Sonata that was traveling northbound in Pemiscot County on Feb. 8 around 9:30 p.m.

The trooper became suspicious after stopping driver Quincley Morris, 52, of St. Louis.

Morris denied a request to search the vehicle.

K-9 Edy performed an exterior sniff of the vehicle and alerted the trooper to the rear of the vehicle.

The trooper found three trash bags each containing four bundles of processed marijuana totaling 150 pounds.

Morris and his passenger, Lakecia S. Cole, 32, of East St. Louis, Illinois were arrested for multiple charges of drug trafficking.

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