LPSO nets 226 pounds of marijuana
Deputies J.A. “Jim” Stephens and Bill Sherdian were patrolling eastbound Interstate 20 at mile post 78.5 Sunday evening when they spotted a U-Haul truck violating lane use laws.
“A traffic stop was affected on the U-Haul which was driven by Carlos E. Barbosa,” Stephens said. “From an investigation that followed, Barbosa gave permission to search the vehicle. During the search, several bundles of suspected marijuana were found in the false bottom of a couch and television set in the cargo compartment.”