40 pounds of marijuana confiscated by Lafayette law enforcement

Published 5:43 pm Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Lafayette County man was arrested recently after law enforcement officers discovered more than 40 pounds of marijuana in his home.

On Monday, the Lafayette County Metro Narcotics Unit and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 12 CR 195 where officers seized approximately 40 pounds of marijuana and six guns from inside the residence during the search warrant.

Two of the guns were reported stolen out of Memphis and Houston, Texas.

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Investigators say Dexter Dukes was the only person living at the residence at the time of the search warrant. Dukes, who is a prior convicted felon according to the Narcotics Unit, was charged with trafficking marijuana, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

He was taken to the Lafayette County Courthouse where he is currently being held.