Man Arrested With 200 Pounds Of Pot

A California man was arrested over the weekend after deputies discovered just under 200 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle. 29-year-old Jorge Paniagua of San Diego was pulled over on I-80 Saturday, when a drug dog alerted officers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle, officers discovered 190.53 pounds of marijuana in 171 vacuum-sealed bags, four marijuana oil cartridges and six refill cartridges. The total street value of the seized drugs is estimated at well over $950,000. Paniagua was taken into custody without incident and was transported to the Sweetwater County Detention Center, where his bond was set at $15,000. He was charged with felony Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver. Pictured above, Jorge Paniagua, below, the seized marijuana. Photos courtesy of the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, click to enlarge.


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