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December 23, 2013

Marijuana plane case suspect placed in local custody

A Florida man has been placed in local custody in connection with a 2010 incident in which bags full of marijuana were dumped out of a plane flying across Hunt County.

Randall Thomas May, 52, of Palm Bay Fla., is being held in the Hunt County Jail in lieu of $1 million bond on a charge of  possession of between 50 and 2,000 pounds of marijuana.

May was indicted by the Hunt County grand jury December 13 and was taken into custody by the Brevard County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office the same day. May had signed a waiver of extradition and he was booked into the Hunt County Jail Thursday.

No arraignment hearing had been set on the indictment as of Friday evening.

May is the second individual charged in connection with the incident. Darin William Fayne was found not guilty by a jury of the same charge in September.

Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks said he sent investigators from his office to Florida in August to obtain a DNA sample from May.

Six duffel bags believed connected to a plane abandoned early on the morning of July 19, 2010 at the Caddo Mills Municipal Airport have been recovered. The street value of the more than 200 pounds of hydroponic marijuana has been estimated at up to $1.5 million.

The possession charge is a second degree felony, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from two to 20 years in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.

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