Tuesday afternoon on I-45, a Deputy in the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit conducted a traffic stop on a pickup truck in the Interstate 45 main lanes, near Lake Woodlands Drive.
During the traffic stop, a Special Investigations Unit canine was deployed on the vehicle which resulted with a positive alert. A search of the vehicle was conducted and approximately 600 pounds of marijuana was located in the bed of the pickup truck.
The street value of the marijuana was estimated at $360,000. The driver was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, 2nd degree felony.
Joel Blanco (date of birth 07/13/1982)