By Kevin Jefferies
Hopkins County – DPS troopers and Franklin County deputies seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana in a traffic stop last weekend. The pursuit began in Hopkins County when state troopers saw two vehicles from Indiana apparently traveling together and heading east on I-30. The trooper was not able to stop both vehicles, and radioed ahead to Franklin County. The agencies were able to work together and stop both vehicles.
Six bundles of marijuana were found in one of the cars with a total weight of 111 pounds. 25 year old Juan Antonio Garcia was arrested for possession and detained. He later bonded out of jail on $150,000 bond.
The driver of the other vehicle was released.