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Police: Nearly 1,000 pounds of marijuana found in camper

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Posted at 6:43 AM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-19 09:43:42-05

LEEDS, Ala. (AP) — Two California men were jailed in Alabama after police said they found almost 1,000 pounds of marijuana worth nearly $3 million hidden in a camper just off Interstate 20.

News outlets report an officer saw a camper running off the road while exiting the highway Tuesday morning. The officer stopped the vehicle outside a store and the men agreed to a search.

Police say officers found 953 pounds of marijuana wrapped in plastic hidden throughout the camper. Authorities say two men were jailed on trafficking charges with bail set at $1.5 million each.