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2 men admit to transporting meth from Texas

James D. Byrd (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department) James D. Byrd (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)
Joseph W. Moran, Jr. (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department) Joseph W. Moran, Jr. (Photo source: Harrison County Sheriff's Department)
HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) -

Two men are behind bars after they admitted to transporting meth from Texas.

According to court documents, James D. Byrd was pulled over by a Harrison County Sheriff's deputy Tuesday for a traffic violation and littering.

The deputy noticed Byrd and the passenger, Joseph W. Moran, Jr., were extremely nervous and asked if he could search the vehicle. The men declined, and the deputy called for a K9 officer, who sensed narcotics in the car.

The deputy was then able to search the vehicle and found a black bag with six smaller bags inside. More than one pound of methamphetamine was found inside the bags.

The deputy also found a flashlight inside the bag which had a glass, smoke stained pipe inside of it and more meth.

Moran admitted to DEA agents he and Byrd traveled to Texas, got the meth and they were being paid $400 cash to deliver it. Byrd also admitted the two had done it before and received a few grams of meth as payment.

Friday, Moran and Byrd are scheduled to be in court for a detention hearing. Both are facing a federal charge of possession with the intent to distribute a controlled substance.

The prosecution is requesting both men be held in jail without bond.

Moran is currently out on bond for possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested on that charge in Harrison County on April 28, 2015.

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