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Okmulgee deputies recover 110 pounds of marijuana in highway bust

by: Cailey Dougherty Updated:

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OKMULGEE COUNTY, Okla. - Quick Facts:

  • Okmulgee deputies pulled over a vehicle on I-40 Friday night.
  • They noticed a strong marijuana smell and found 110 pounds in the trunk.
  • The driver and passenger were arrested. Officials said they are in the country illegally.

 

A traffic stop in Okmulgee County led deputies to recover more than 100 pounds of marijuana.

Officials pulled over a vehicle on I-40, south of Okmulgee, for making an unsafe lane change Friday night.

After noticing a strong marijuana smell, deputies searched the car and found 110 pounds of it in the trunk.

The car was driven by 29-year-old Armando Rios with 20-year-old Maria Isabel in the passenger seat. Deputies said they were both in the United States illegally.

Rios and Isabel were booked in the Okmulgee County Jail.


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