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.