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$315K worth of marijuana disguised as oranges

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Jackson police and federal agents arrested Kendrick Applewhite, 38, of Stafford, Texas and Steven Davidson, 26, of Houston. (Source: JPD) Jackson police and federal agents arrested Kendrick Applewhite, 38, of Stafford, Texas and Steven Davidson, 26, of Houston. (Source: JPD)
Police say 233 bundles of marijuana were found in boxes for California oranges at a truck stop. Police say 233 bundles of marijuana were found in boxes for California oranges at a truck stop.
Police say the street value of the drugs is $315,000. Police say the street value of the drugs is $315,000.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Two Texas men are charged with possession of more than a kilogram of marijuana with intent to deliver after a drug bust at a Jackson truck stop.

Jackson narcotics and Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested 38-year-old Kendrick Applewhite of Stafford, Texas and 26-year-old Steven Davidson of Houston.

Police say 233 bundles of marijuana were found in boxes for California oranges at the Jackson Pilot truck stop. They were tightly wrapped and sealed with a mixture of oil and mustard to throw off drug sniffing dogs.

Police were reluctant to give out more details because the case remains under investigation.

"We had a cooperative effort with the DEA for a while," said Jackson Assistant Police Chief Lee Vance. "A lot of times, like Mr. Baker said, we are not able to be very open with details about these arrests because of the sensitive nature of them."

Police say the street value of the drugs is $315,000. A GMC Envoy was also seized.

Agents would not discuss if the investigation was launched by a tip. Other arrests could be in the making.

Authorities say the Texas men have connections in Jackson. They refused to discuss where the pot came from or the destination.

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