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Tennessee man busted with 82 pounds of meth packaged as Mexican candy

April 6, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Tennessee man busted with 82 pounds of meth packaged as Mexican candy

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Law enforcement officials in Alabama revealed that a Tennessee man who was pulled over had 82 pounds of meth disguised as Mexican candy.

According to AL.com, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office revealed on Wednesday that 56-year-old James Robert Fields, of Memphis, was taken into custody on March 29th.

Chief Deputy Randy Christian noted that Fields had given officers consent to search his car for drugs after he was stopped for erratic driving. Investigators discovered a large bag of candy but noticed it felt granular in the trunk of the vehicle.

A closer inspection unveiled that the packages were filled meth, worth an estimated $1.5 million.

Fields is charged with meth trafficking and remains in the custody of the Jefferson County Jail on $200,000 bond.

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