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      Texas minister found guilty of possession with intent to distribute 200 pounds of marijuana

      Texas minister,Rev. Henry Jackson Parker Jr., will serve 10 years on drug possession charges

      AMississippi jury has found a 71-year-old Texas minister guilty of possessionwith intent to distribute 200 pounds of marijuana.

      HarrisonCounty Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced Rev. Henry Jackson Parker Jr., ofHouston, to 20 years in prison after the verdict was returned late Wednesdaynight. Judge Bourgeois suspended 10 years of the sentenced, leaving 10 years toserve.

      Parker, Jr.was originally pulled over on I-10 near Gulfport in September 2010 for a carelessdriving violation.{}{} According totestimony, the smell was so strong that anyone would have noticed it.{} The pot was discovered wrapped in cattle feedbags in the trunk of the vehicle.{} It hadan estimated street value of $175,000.

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