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Report of dead person leads to $54K drug discovery

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Officers seized more than 48 pounds of marijuana and half a kilogram of cocaine. Officers seized more than 48 pounds of marijuana and half a kilogram of cocaine.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police say officers responding to a report of a deceased person discovered a large amount of drugs in a residence Monday night.

Around 11 p.m. officers responded to 3354 Elraine Blvd. where Kenya Johnson was found dead, according to Jackson police.

While on the scene, officers reportedly spelled a strong odor of marijuana at the residence. Vice & Narcotics detectives were called and officers obtained a search warrant.

Officers seized more than 48 pounds of marijuana with a street value of $38,400 and half a kilogram of cocaine with an estimated street value of $16,000. Officers also found two handguns.

"The way the drugs are packaged, it represents this was not their final step. These drugs are prepared for somebody else to come along and buy them and redistribute them," said Jackson Police Assistant Chief Lee Vance.

"If this is not a message, I don't know what is, relative to our determination to rid the City of Jackson of any illicit drugs," added Chief Lindsey Horton.

No arrests have been made. Police haven't released details on how Johnson died.

The case is still under investigation.

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