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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Three people are behind bars, each accused of participation in a marijuana trafficking scheme.

The Union County Sheriff's Office and Monroe Police arrested three men Thursday morning at the apex of an undercover investigation.

In the Monroe Lowe's parking lot, officers seized about 21 pounds of marijuana with an estimated street value of $25,000, following the arrests of three men.

Arrested in the operation were 47-year-old David Timothy Harris, 41-year-old Jesus Roberto Teran Valdivia and 30-year-old Tomas Ramirez.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police assisted in the operation by conducting additional searches within Mecklenburg County. At Harris' home in Charlotte, authorities say CMPDofficers seized $119,000 in cash.

CMPDofficers also seized another 10 pounds of pot, with an estimated street value of $16,000, from a search of another, undisclosed location.

Harris is charged with conspiracy to traffic marijuana, trafficking in marijuana, maintain a vehicle to store controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond was set at $115,000.

Valdivia is charged with conspiracy to traffic in marijuana; his bond was set at $25,000.

Lastly, Ramirez is charged with conspiracy to traffic in marijuana, trafficking in marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; his bond was set at $100,000.

All three men are held in the Union County Jail.

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