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A Louisiana man is in the Jackson County Adult Detention after deputies found 75 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle Sunday (June 9) night. 29-year old Thanh An Tran is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.
Tran was arrested when deputies were conducting business checks around 11:30 Sunday night on Rose Farm Road in St. Martin. Sheriff Mike Ezell says Tran’s truck was spotted in the back area of a closed auto repair shop with the vehicle’s parking lights on. The sheriff says after questioning Tran, one of the deputies discovered the marijuana in the back of the truck.
Officers with the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team were called to take possession of the marijuana. MET’s Director, Joe Nicholson, says Tran could face additional charges for possession of more than 400 THC vape pen caps, pending further investigation and crime lab analysis.
Tran remains jailed pending an initial court hearing.