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140 pounds of marijuana found in truck's fuel tank in Victoria County

July 10, 2014 at 2:10 a.m.
Updated July 11, 2014 at 2:11 a.m.

Forty bundles of marijuana weighing 140 pounds were found in the fuel tank of a truck stopped by a Victoria County sheriff's deputy Thursday morning. The two men who were in the truck were charged with possession of marijuana.

Forty bundles of marijuana weighing 140 pounds were found in the fuel tank of a truck stopped by a Victoria County sheriff's deputy Thursday morning. The two men who were in the truck were charged with possession of marijuana.

A Victoria County deputy discovered 140 pounds of marijuana in the fuel tank of a white Ford pickup on U.S. Highway 59 near state Highway 185 at 8:45 a.m. Thursday.

The deputy with the Special Operations Unit Interdiction Team of the Victoria County Sheriff's Office found the drugs packaged in 40 bundles, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Both occupants of the truck - Ramon Garza Jr., 36, of Alton; and Maribelle Rodriguez, 34, of Alamo - were arrested on charges of possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds. They were then taken to the Victoria County Jail.


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