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Drug Busts Net Hundreds Of Pounds Of Marijuana

Harrison County sheriff's deputies recovered more than 200 pounds of marijuana during two routine traffic stops.

One happened earlier Monday, the other on Saturday. Both stops were made on Interstate 10.

According to Sheriff George Payne, a truck being driven by Meghan Barnett of Miami was carrying 215 pounds of marijuana. The drugs were found during a routine safety inspection at the 22 mile marker in Pass Christian.

Barnett was booked into the Harrison County jail.

On Saturday, a car driven by Maria Hernandez of Mercedes, Texas, was pulled over for a routine traffic violation at the Canal Road exit. Seventy pounds of marijuana were found in three hidden compartments.

Hernandez had her two small children with her at the time.

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