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227 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop on I-40

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227 pounds of marijuana seized during traffic stop on I-40

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — Three men are in custody after a traffic stop on I-40 in Brownsville led to a major drug bust Tuesday afternoon.

The West Tennessee Drug Task Force said agents with their criminal interdiction unit conducted the stop for a traffic violation.

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After further investigation, an agent deployed his canine, who smelled narcotics inside the vehicle. This led to the discovery of multiple brand-new duffle bags containing 227 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana in the cargo area.

The task force said the drugs were destined to go to Nashville.