Three arrested with 70 pounds of marijuana
Aug. 25, 2014 at 5:57 p.m.
Three people were arrested Monday morning after being found with 70 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.
Deputies with the Victoria County Sheriff's Office stopped a green Chevrolet Tahoe about 8:30 a.m. on U.S. Highway 59, where they recovered 19 bundles of marijuana in a hidden compartment of the vehicle.
All three passengers in the Tahoe - Omar Garcia, 43, of Falfurrias; Jamber Garcia, 22; and Virginia Martinez, 38, both of Premont - were arrested on second-degree felony charges of possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds. The group awaits arraignment in the Victoria County Jail.