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Denroy Morgan Pot Bust: Reggae Star Questioning Leads Cops To 310 Pounds Of Marijuana

First Posted: 09/16/11 11:42 AM ET Updated: 11/16/11 05:12 AM ET

Denroy Morgan

Police uncovered more than 300 pounds of marijuana in the Bronx on Wednesday, a discovery that led to the arrest of two men -- including former reggae artist Denroy Morgan.

The 66-year old, Jamaican-born Morgan came under investigation after he was seen leaving a building in the Soundview neighborhood of the Bronx, carrying what appeared to be a brick of marijuana.

Detectives then pulled Morgan over for running through a stop sign and not wearing his seatbelt. Officers detected the smell of marijuana coming from the car and after questioning, Morgan admitted to carrying marijuana in the trunk of his car. 25 pounds were found.

Officers later stopped Wayne Swavy, 46, after he was spotted leaving the same building on 1122 Taylor Avenue with a 16 pound bundle of marijuana. Police stopped his car and also charged him for failing to wear a seatbelt.

Police gained a search warrant and investigated the building, which led police to find over 310 pounds of marijuana, which is estimated to have a street value between $140,000 to $350,000.

Morgan's music became popular after his 1981 single, "I'll Do Anything for You," was released.

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