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New Albany police find large amount of weed during traffic stop

New Albany police officers recovered 21 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 22.

Posted: Jun. 20, 2018 1:05 PM
Updated: Jun. 20, 2018 5:30 PM

NEW ALBANY, Miss. (WTVA) - New Albany police officers recovered nearly 22 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 22. 

The traffic stop happened Tuesday, June 19 sometime near 4:30 p.m. 

Officers stopped a small gray sedan that was a rental while it was traveling eastbound. 

That's when they found the drugs in the vehicle. 

Gary Kirk, 41, of Pontotoc, and 41-year-old Amite Kumar were arrested. Their bonds were set at $30,000 each. 

They are both charged with trafficking narcotics. 

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