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320 pounds of marijuana seized by authorities

By Linda Looney-Bond

lbond@news-daily.com

The Clayton County Sheriff's Office K-9 unit seized twelve bundles of marijuana, weighing approximately 320 pounds, total, Thursday, at an Ellenwood shipping company, according to spokesperson, Sgt. Sonja Sanchez.

At approximately 9 a.m., Thursday, sheriff's deputies responded to R&L Carriers Company, located at 2975 Ellenwood Road, Sanchez said, in a written statement.

The security supervisor for the company contacted the sheriff's office in reference to several suspicious packages arriving Wednesday night, accordign to Sanchez.

"All of the freight was separately packaged in cardboard boxes," Sanchez said in the statement. "These packages were originating, and destined for non-existing addresses," she said.

The originating address was: One Stop Custom Cabinets 6820 North Expressway suite 77, Brownsville Texas, and the packages were destined for Costal Wood, 6621 Milforde Harrington Parkway, Harington, Delaware, according to Sanchez.

"The Sheriff's Office K-9 unit was able to make positive alerts on all the packages, giving probable cause to authorize R&L Security personnel to open the packages," Sanchez said.

The packages were turned over to the Clayton County Sheriff's Office for evidence processing and further investigation, she said.

Sanchez said no arrests were made. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Clayton County Sheriff's Office at (770) 471-1122.