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2/24/06-Tyler

Trial Underway For Men Charged In Big Drug Bust

The trial has begun for two Mississippi men, arrested in Smith County's biggest drug seizure. Victor Thomas, 38, and Melton Mcmorris, 56, are charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

They were arrested after a traffic stop last August on I-20. Inside their 18-wheeler, officers found more than 1,800 lbs. of marijuana and 20 kilograms of cocaine. The drugs' value is estimated between $6 million and $7 million.

If convicted, McMorris and Thomas face five years to life in prison.

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