MISSOURI (CBSDFW.COM) – Two men from Dallas were busted with 537 pounds of marijuana by a deputy of the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Interdiction Team following a traffic stop on Interstate 44 in Missouri.READ MORE: Dallas County, Cities Of Dallas And Mesquite Announce $70M Joint Effort To Reduce Homelessness
The deputy obtained consent to search the U-Haul Truck after pulling Baldo York, 34 and Erie Perez Puga, 29, over.
While conducting a search of the rental truck, the he discovered 537 pounds of marijuana, valued at more than $500,000 concealed within the contents of the cargo.
York and Puga were arrested and transported to the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: U.S. Citizen Wanted On Multiple Child Sexual Assault Charges Arrested At Southern Border
Today warrants were issued on both York and Puga for one count of ‘first-degree drug trafficking’. Bond was set at $500,000.00 each.
Assistance was provided by officers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Drug Enforcement Administration
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