Drug unit seizes more than 120 pounds of marijuana

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GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say they seized more than 120 pounds of marijuana after a three-week investigation by the Etowah County Drug Enforcement Unit.

The Gadsden Times reports (http://bit.ly/UKS8Ad) that two people are facing charges of drug trafficking.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin says the marijuana was imported from Mexico. Stacks of small, compacted bales of the drug were displayed at a news conference Thursday.

Rob Savage, commander of the Drug Enforcement Unit, says the wholesale street value of the marijuana is estimated at about $250,000, and the retail street value is slightly higher.

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Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com



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