A man from Tuscaloosa was arrested after a traffic stop in Shelby County where authorities say they found three pounds of marijuana and a loaded gun in his vehicle.

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The Shelby County Reporter said Monday that James Porter III was arrested at a gas station July 20 and taken into custody for drug trafficking.

Arrest records from the Shelby County Jail indicate Porter was booked on July 18 and given a bond set at $250,000.

A guilty verdict for trafficking 2.2 to 100 pounds of marijuana in Alabama - a class A felony - holds a mandatory minimum sentence of three years and a $25,000 fine.

Individuals found in possession of a firearm while being arrested for trafficking also face and additional five years of incarceration as well as another $25,000 fine.

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