CHP seizes 100 pounds of marijuana; pair released hours later

CHP officers reported finding 100 pounds of marijuana in an SUV on Thursday.
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California Highway Patrol officers seized about 100 pounds of marijuana in five different trash bags after a traffic stop on Interstate 5 early Thursday morning.

Around midnight, CHP officers from the Newhall-area Office observed a 2019 Toyota Sequoia that officers reported had “failed to maintain a single lane,” on the southbound lanes of I-5, north of the Templin Highway exit, according to Officer Josh Greengard of the CHP.

While officers readied to administer a field sobriety test, “They smelled an overwhelming odor of cannabis coming from inside the vehicle,” according to a social media post from the CHP.

Officers arrested a 28-year-old Burbank man and a 22-year-old La Crescenta woman, after officers reportedly found the bags of marijuana in the car.

The pair were arrested around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sheriff’s Station records indicate both were released within a few hours, in lieu of $500 bail.

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