OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (WREG) —A traffic stop led to a major drug bust in Mississippi early Sunday morning.
The City of Olive Branch said Officer Ethan Mallet seized 376 pounds of marijuana while conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle with California tags on Hack near Highway 78.
Olive Branch Police said the driver, 35-year-old Varuzhan Arabadjian of Van Nuys, California, was pulled over for careless driving.
City officials said the marijuana has an estimated street value of $975,000.
Police said Arabadjian was arrested and charged for trafficking controlled substances. He is being held on a $1 million bond.