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204 pounds of marijuana recovered

July 22, 2014 at 2:22 a.m.
Updated July 23, 2014 at 2:23 a.m.

Fifty-three bundles of marijuana, weighing 183 pounds, were located in the fuel tank of a white Ford F-350 during a traffic stop Tuesday on U.S. Highway 59. A second traffic stop uncovered 21 more pounds of marijuana, totaling 204 pounds found.

Two separate traffic stops Tuesday on U.S. Highway 59 resulted in the arrest of three people and discovery of more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

Ricardo Tenorio, 30, of Brownsville, was pulled over about 8:15 a.m. by deputies with the special operations unit with the Victoria County Sheriff's Office, according to a news release.

A search of his red Chevrolet pickup revealed 15 bundles of marijuana, weighing in at 21 pounds, stashed in the cabin of the vehicle.

Tenorio was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana between 5 and 50 pounds, a third-degree felony.

About noon, deputies made a second traffic stop of a white Ford F-350 and recovered 53 bundles of marijuana weighing in at 183 pounds stored in the fuel tank of the truck, according to a news release.

The occupants of the vehicle, Laura Rivera and Salome Rivera, both of Rio Grande City, were arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana between 50 and 2,000 pounds, a second-degree felony.

All parties are detained at the Victoria County Jail.

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