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TN: Routine Traffic Stop Yields 100+ Pounds of Marijuana

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Tennessee law enforcement have confiscated more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a routine traffic stop in Henry County.  

Paris Police Sergeant Ricky Watson says this is the largest drug bust in the city and county history.  

"Last year, we managed to seize a shipment of 40 pounds," said Watson. "But I think this far exceeds that." 

The county Sheriff’s Office and the PPD held a joint press conference today about the Thursday traffic stop that yielded 95 packages of marijuana each weighing 1.2 lbs.  

Police pulled over a 2007 van for a headlight violation.  While conducting a sweep of the van, an officer and his K-9 unit discovered the narcotics. 

Police estimate a value of approximately $300,000 to $500,000.  

30-year-old Isaac Conger is charged with felony possession of drugs. Police say he is a Henry County native but lives in Arizona.  

During the investigation it was determined that the drugs were being transported from Arizona to New York.  

Conger will be arraigned tomorrow. 

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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