Cain says the street value of the drugs is approximately $132,000 at roughly $1,200 per pound.
HINDS COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
The owner of a Hinds County business was arrested Thursday morning after the Hinds County Sheriff's Office seized 110 pounds of marijuana from the business property off of E. Beasley Road.
The building is described as a 10,700-square-foot industrial warehouse and is run under the business name T. Morris Enterprises Construction and Trucking. Business owner Timothy Morris and Donald Ray Quinn, whose connection to the business is unknown, were both arrested, according to HSCO Chief Deputy Chris Picou.
Picou said law enforcement tracked the shipment of marijuana from Texas to the Jackson business.
"Yesterday we received information from McAllen, Texas about a shipment of marijuana. As we partnered with the Pearl and Richland Police Departments, we determined the evidence was coming here. Then we monitored when it came in to Rankin County via a shipping company," Picou said. "Then we monitored until it was delivered. Once it was delivered we had a search warrant, which we had obtained earlier. Once the search warrant was served we were able to recover the marijuana."
The trucking company also has a barber shop inside, but Picou said the businesses were a front for the drug operation.
"You can see that anyplace that gets that much marijuana is doing more than trucking," Picou said.
HCSO spokesperson Othor Cain says the street value of the drugs is approximately $132,000 at roughly $1,200 per pound.
Morris and Quinn each face a felony charge of possession of marijuana. Quinn is also charged with possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle, which is a misdemeanor.
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