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Two Texas Men Caught With 56 Pounds of Marijuana

Last week, the police arrested two Texas men on several charges when they allegedly found them in possession of approximately 56 pounds of marijuana in multiple bags with an assessed value of $70,000.

On May 23, law enforcement officers from the Bryan Police Department Directed Deployment Team were keeping an eye on a local home after learning that there was potential drug activity happening in the dwelling. They saw someone come out of the house with a backpack, and the man got into a vehicle and began driving away.

Officers trailed the driver until they allegedly saw him make a turn without signaling first, and the 30-year-old was pulled over. They reported that they detected a strong smell of marijuana, and when they searched his vehicle, they allegedly found about a pound of pot.

Additional law enforcement officials continued watching the house, and after the man in the first car left, they saw a second man putting suitcases into another vehicle. They interacted with the 20-year-old driver, and they reportedly smelled marijuana coming from his car as well. They looked inside and allegedly discovered 56 additional pounds of marijuana. The home was also searched, and more marijuana, a firearm, and Promethazine were allegedly found.

The 20-year-old was taken into custody and booked into the Brazos County Jail, He is facing preliminary charges of possession of marijuana between 50 and 200 pounds in a drug-free zone, possession of a dangerous drug, and unlawful carrying of a gun. He is being held in lieu of a $68,000 bond.

The other man was also arrested and booked into the county lockup on suspicion of possession of marijuana over 50 pounds but less than 200 pounds in a drug-free zone. He was held on a $60,000 bond.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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