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Two face drug trafficking charges in Nash County

Posted September 17, 2010 10:58 a.m. EDT

— Authorities in Nash County arrested two people this week on charges of trafficking marijuana valued at approximately $250,000.

Officers stopped Lambert McKinnon, 52, of 2777 Northwood Court, Marietta, Ga., Wednesday on Interstate 95 and found a handgun and 108 pounds of marijuana during a search of his vehicle.

The search led authorities to search the home of James Hunter, at 1240 Qualls Farm Road in Enfield, where they found 140 grams of marijuana, eight firearms, assorted drug paraphernalia and $14,765 in cash.

McKinnon faces two counts of trafficking marijuana and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

Hunter, 40, faces two counts of conspiring to traffic marijuana and one count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and carrying a concealed weapon.

Both men were in the Nash County Jail Friday under a $500,000 secured bond.

Law enforcement officers from the Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Rocky Mount Police Department participated in the investigation.