763 Pounds of Marijuana and 2 Children Found in Truck Stopped on I35 in Lorena
A Laredo man is behind bars and two children are in CPS care after an I35 traffic stop in Lorena yielded almost 800 pounds of marijuana Tuesday night.
Police stopped 39-year-old Hugo Daniel Torres' 2014 Ford F450 near mile marker 326 at 9:04 PM.
After a drug sniffing dog found 763 pounds of marijuana in the bed of the truck, Torres was arrested and charged with Possession of Marijuana over 50 lbs and under 2000 lbs.
Two children - ages 8 and 13 - were also in the vehicle. Police notified Child Protective Services of their presence, and officials were sent to check on their well being.
Police say an investigation is ongoing, and more arrests may be forthcoming.