90 pounds of marijuana seized in Texas panhandle

Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 at 2:57 PM CST
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CONWAY, Tx (KAUZ) - More than half a million dollars worth of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop in the Texas panhandle.

Around 4:39 p.m. on Saturday, a DPS trooper stopped a vehicle on I-40 near Conway for a traffic violation. During the stop, the trooper discovered multiple vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana in the rear cargo area.

The total weight of the drugs came out to 90 pounds. The price of the illegal cargo is estimated at $546,000.

Virginia Pulido-Griego, 46, and Juan Lombera-Bustamante, 35, both of Clearlake, California, were arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.

It is believed the drugs were being taken from California to Kansas.

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