20-year-old arrested on marijuana trafficking charges

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A Tuscaloosa man is facing marijuana trafficking charges after the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force seized more than 5 pounds of marijuana and a stolen pistol Tuesday morning.

Task force members executed a search warrant at a home in the 2200 block of 10th Avenue, where agents found 5.6 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana and a stolen Glock .45 pistol, said WANTF Commander Capt. Brad Jones.

Deandre Barron, 20, is charged with trafficking marijuana, illegal possession of a firearm, failure to affix a tax stamp and second-degree receiving stolen property.

“As we see in this case, the sale of narcotics usually goes hand in hand with illegal firearm possession,” Jones said. “This is one of many firearms we’ve been able to confiscate as the result of a trafficking investigation.”

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