One man has been charged after investigators discovered over five pounds of marijuana and a stolen pistol in his residence Tuesday morning.

Investigators with the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force (WANTF) executed a search warrant at a home in the 2200 block of 10th Avenue Tuesday morning.

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Inside the home, agents located 5.6 pounds of vacuum-sealed marijuana and a stolen Glock .45 pistol.

"As we see in this case, the sale of narcotics usually goes hand in hand with illegal firearm possession," said WANTF commander Captain Brad Jones. "This is one of many firearms we've been able to confiscate as the result of a trafficking investigation.

Deandre Barron, 20, was charged with trafficking marijuana, certain persons forbidden from possessing a firearm, failure to affix a stamp and second-degree receiving stolen property.

No other details are available at this time.

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