Authorities: 7 pounds of marijuana found on Decatur man

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Oct. 6—A Decatur man is facing drug trafficking charges after an investigation by three crime units yielded about 7 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

The Morgan Sheriff's Office said it partnered with Decatur Police and United States postal inspectors in the arrest of D'Markus Shaqur Jones, 24, during a traffic stop in Southwest Decatur on Friday.

During the stop, Decatur Police Department K-9 Officer Baron was deployed to conduct an open air sniff of the vehicle and showed a positive indication to the presence of drugs.

Morgan County Drug Enforcement Unit agents executed a search warrant and discovered six vacuum sealed bags of marijuana weighing about seven pounds.

Jones was taken to Morgan County Jail with bail set at $10,000.

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