Drug dog finds 600 pounds of pot in pickup truck during traffic stop

Drug dog finds 600 pound of pot in pickup truck during traffic stop in Montgomery County

February 13, 2014 9:00:48 AM PST
A deputy conducting a traffic stop in Montgomery County ended up finding more than a quarter of million dollars' worth of drugs.

At about 3:45pm Tuesday, a deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit pulled over a pickup truck on I-45 near Lake Woodlands Drive. During the traffic stop, a drug dog was sent to check out the vehicle, which resulted with a positive alert.

A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 600 pounds of marijuana was located in the bed of the pickup. The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $360,000.

Joel Blanco, 31, of Houston, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, a second degree felony.

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