Two remain in jail after more than 400 pounds of marijuana found

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Two people from Mississippi are still behind bars in the Wichita County Jail after more than 450 pounds of marijuana was discovered.

39-year-old Jake Phong To and 60-year-old Loan Thi Tran are charged with possession of marijuana weighing more than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds and delivery of a controlled substance.

To also has a warrant out of Harrison County, Miss.

To and Tran’s bonds total $150,000 each.

Wichita County Sheriff’s Deputies say during the traffic stop on U.S. 287, deputies observed “deceptive behavior” consistent with narcotics smuggling and requested consent to search the vehicle.

A K-9 deputy gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics.

A search of the RV found several cardboard boxes and suitcases filled with 480 pounds of marijuana in clear vacuum sealed packages.

Officials also found more than 12 pounds of THC electronic cigarette cartridges.

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