Man sentenced after drug bust in Mississippi

A man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison after being arrested with more than 100 pounds of marijuana in Mississippi.

Posted: Oct. 27, 2017 8:05 PM
Updated: Oct. 27, 2017 8:05 PM

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison after being arrested with more than 100 pounds of marijuana in Mississippi.

WLOX-TV reported Wednesday that 35-year-old Keandre Marks will serve 21 months and three years of supervised released for an April 6 drug bust. Marks was stopped on Interstate 10 for a traffic offense in Gulfport.

Police found 109 pounds of marijuana after Marks consented to a search of the truck he was driving. Marks told police the drugs were headed to Gulfport to be sold during spring break.

Marks was also ordered to pay a $7,500 fine.

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