Soldier caught with bag of pot released to military

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Posted: Mar 14, 2014 10:27 PM by Trey Schmaltz
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: military, arrested, drugs, west baton rouge, state police, crime, army

PORT ALLEN- A member of the United States Army was released from the West Baton Rouge Parish Prison to military police Friday.

Sgt. Horace Brown, 30, had been in jail since he was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a duffel bag. Authorities said they found the bag of weed during a traffic stop on I-10 near LA 415 in February.

Police said after they pulled him over, they they became suspicious and asked to search the vehicle. After obtaining consent, troopers found the hidden marijuana.

It was unclear where the military police force was taking Brown.

Brown told arresting officers he was traveling form Fort Polk to Fort Bragg in North Carolina. He is from Cantonment, Florida.

Brown was charged with possession with attempt to distribute and improper lane usage.
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