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Man busted for marijuana trafficking

 

Starkville Police Department arrested a 38-year-old suspect on suspicion of drug trafficking after about 25 pounds of marijuana were recovered.

Starkville Police Department arrested a 38-year-old suspect on suspicion of drug trafficking after about 25 pounds of marijuana were recovered. Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Bennard Belk

Bennard Belk

 

 

Dispatch Staff Report

 

 

A Starkville man was arrested on Friday for attempting to traffic nearly 25 pounds of marijuana. 

 

Starkville Police Department arrested 38-year-old Bennard Belk on suspicion of drug trafficking after recovering about 25 pounds of marijuana. The drugs had an estimated street value of more than $100,000, according to a department press release. 

 

The U.S. Postal Service assisted in the case, according to SPD. 

 

Belk made an initial appearance in municipal court on Friday, where his bond was set at $25,000. 

 

He was out of the Oktibbeha County Jail on bond by Saturday afternoon, according to jail personnel.

 

 

 

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