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Traffic stop in Bienville Parish uncovers over 18 pounds of marijuana

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BIENVILLE PARISH, La. -

A traffic stop in Bienville Parish uncovered over 18 pounds of marijuana.

It happened Monday morning when a Louisiana State Trooper stopped a 2013 Dodge Charger on Interstate 20 east about 6 miles west of Arcadia. The driver of the car, 26 year-old Christopher L. Taylor of Columbia, South Carolina, gave consent for the trooper to search the car. During the search, troopers found about 18 1/2 pounds of hydroponic marijuana hidden in the car with an estimated street value of $55,000.

Taylor was placed under arrest and charged with improper lane usage, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

A passenger in the car, 25 year-old Jirek R. Mack of Cayce, South Carolina, was also placed under arrest and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

Both men were booked into the Bienville Parish Jail. Bond for Taylor has been set at $61,000 and bond for Mack is set at $60,000.

If convicted, both men face 5 to 45 years in prison and a fine of up to $75,000.

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