Laurel traffic stop yields major pot bust

Two men are in jail after a routine traffic stop by the Laurel police ICE Team.

Juan Alvarado and Jaime Lara of Texas were pulled over by police for allegedly following another vehicle too closely.  Officers say once the vehicle was stopped their drug dog began barking uncontrollably.  Police say they discovered over 21 pounds of marijuana in the front bumper of the 2005 Ford Focus.

The suspects are in the Jones County jail awaiting bond.