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74 lbs of marijuana found during traffic stop

Valeria Lopez (Source Wichita County Jail) Valeria Lopez (Source Wichita County Jail)
Norma Lopez-Martinez (Source Wichita County Jail) Norma Lopez-Martinez (Source Wichita County Jail)
Kassandra Rocha (Source Wichita County Jail) Kassandra Rocha (Source Wichita County Jail)
(Source Texas DPS) (Source Texas DPS)
74 pounds of marijuana was hidden in the car (Source Texas DPS) 74 pounds of marijuana was hidden in the car (Source Texas DPS)

IOWA PARK, TX (KSWO) –Three Florida women were arrested Wednesday morning near Iowa Park, Texas, for trying to transport marijuana across the country.

At 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped their car on U.S. 287 near Iowa Park for a traffic violation. During the stop, a DPS K9 was called out and alerted to the presence of drugs. A thorough search of the 2014 Nissan Altima yielded 74 pounds of marijuana throughout the car.

The driver, 20-year-old Valeria Lopez and her two passengers, 22-year-old Norma Lopez-Martinez and 23-year-old Kassandra Rocha, were arrested and booked into the Wichita County Jail for felony possession of marijuana.

The marijuana was being taken from Phoenix, Arizona, to Umatilla, Florida.

Valeria Lopez and Kassandra Rocha have a bond set at $50,000. A bond has not been set for Norma Lopez-Martinez.

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