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77 Pounds of Marijuana Seized in IL

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Refugio Salazar, 74, of Tulsa Oklahoma was arrested for cannabis trafficking.

Refugio Salazar, 74, of Tulsa Oklahoma was arrested for cannabis trafficking.

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Police in Illinois seized 77 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop on Tuesday. A trooper pulled over 74 year-old Refugio Salazar of Tulsa, Oklahoma for improper lane usage , and then searched the vehicle, according to a press release. Salazar has been arrested for cannabis trafficking.  He’s being held in Madison County jail on a quarter million dollar bond.

That much pot is worth about $350,000. It was stored in bundles in the vehicle inside a stack of plywood. The 1996 Ford truck was stopped on Interstate 55 near Troy, Illinois.

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