Traffic stop leads to 176 lbs. of marijuana being seized
POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:49am
UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:46pm
WESLACO, TX (KVEO NEWS CENTER 23) — Five individuals were arrested and charged with marijuana possession after a routine traffic stop.
On Monday, July 8 Cameron County DA investigators made a traffic stop on a Ford Expedition for a traffic violation at the intersection of Merryman Road and Hwy 77.
Investigators searched the vehicle and found two boxes, in the vehicle's rear area, containing marijuana bundles totaling up to 176 pounds.
Four adult males, identified as Joel Fernando Espinosa, 42, Alberto Toler Hernandez, 34, Jose Manuel Torres, 34, Manuel Torres-Aranda, 54, and one juvenile were arrested.