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210 pounds of pot found in burlap sacks

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GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi authorities say a motorist from Texas was found with about 210 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car in a traffic stop near Gulfport.

The Sun Herald reports a Harrison County deputy stopped the eastbound motorist on a careless driving charge on Interstate 10 Saturday night.

Investigators say the marijuana was concealed inside burlap bags used for cattle feed.

Sheriff's officials identified the motorist as 67-year-old Henry Jackson Parker Jr. of Houston.

He was booked at the Harrison County jail early Sunday on a charge of possession with intent to distribute.

It was not immediately known whether Parker has an attorney.

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