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Two men found with 3,600 ecstasy pills at a Greyhound bus station, narcotics head says

These bags contain 3,600 ecstasy pills worth about $30,000, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The pills were seized at the Greyhound bus station in Brookhaven.
These bags contain 3,600 ecstasy pills worth about $30,000, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The pills were seized at the Greyhound bus station in Brookhaven.

Two men heading from Baton Rouge to Memphis were found at a Greyhound bus station with 3,600 ecstasy pills valued at $30,000, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Director John Dowdy said.

Peter Pickens, 27, of Baton Rouge, and Travis Harris, 35, of Memphis, were arrested at the bus station in Brookhaven on Monday, Dowdy said Tuesday.

Narcotics officers arrested each of them on a charge of possession with intend to distribute ecstasy after a search revealed bags of colorful tablets that resemble cereal.

The men agreed to a search, Dowdy said, and officers also found a small amount of marijuana.

Both men were booked at the Lincoln County jail. Each has a bond of $150,000.

Dowdy said the investigation continues with the help of Brookhaven police.

It’s been a little more than a year since a man and his son took a Greyhound bus to Biloxi from Houston with 1.1 kilos of cocaine. In April 2106, a 21-year-old man concealed the cocaine under a fitness training body band, federal court records show.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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