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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.

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The deputy obtained consent to search the U-Haul Truck after pulling Baldo York, 34 and Erie Perez Puga, 29, over.

537 pounds of marijuana

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.

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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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