Jackson County raid finds 250 pounds of marijuana

STEVENSON, Ala. (AP) - A raid by federal, state and local law enforcement agents has turned up 250 pounds of marijuana at a Jackson County home.

The Huntsville Times reports Wednesday that 57-year-old Gary Lee "Chicken" Hawes was arrested and charged with trafficking after the Tuesday raid.

Chief Deputy Chuck Phillips said Hawes is expected to be transferred from the County Jail in Scottsboro to a federal holding facility and a federal drug charge is anticipated.

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