CHP seizes 100 pounds of marijuana; pair released hours later

CHP officers reported finding 100 pounds of marijuana in an SUV on Thursday.

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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