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Baton Rouge man facing drug charges in MS

(Photo source: Harrison County Jail) (Photo source: Harrison County Jail)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

A Baton Rouge man is facing felony charges after Harrison County deputies say they caught him with 25 pounds of marijuana. 

According to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, 42-year-old Maurice Lamar Payne was stopped on I-10 in Pass Christian on June 23. Upon searching Payne's 2009 Lincoln MKS, deputies found 2 pounds of marijuana.

After arresting the suspect and executing a search warrant at a Gulfport storage locker belonging to Payne, an additional 23 pounds of marijuana and more than $6,000 was recovered. 

Payne was booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility, where he was charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distributed. 

He is being held in lieu of a $75,000 bond. 

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