Mother-daughter duo caught with 130 pounds of marijuana - WNEM TV 5

Mother-daughter duo caught with 130 pounds of marijuana

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A mother and daughter were arrested for drug trafficking after 130 pounds of marijuana were found in the trunk of the car.

Ruth Paez Diaz, 46, and Briann Marie Diaz, 26,  were pulled over in a Toyota Camry on Monday evening near Orange County, North Carolina. Originally a traffic violation, the traffic stop investigation lead to the deputies being assisted by a K-9 Officer.

The police dog has no trouble sniffing out the 130 pounds of marijuana and officers did a search of the car based on probable cause. The marijuana was found stuffed in the trunk of the car.

The Orange County Sheriff's Office estimates the wholesale value of the marijuana at about $500,000.

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