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Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 07/27/2010

Police seize 115 pounds of pot in Va.

By Mike McPhate

Two men were arrested after police found about 115 pounds of marijuana in their 18-wheeler during a traffic stop on the Beltway last week.

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Rodriguez, left, and Paz. (Courtesy of Fairfax County police)

Police participating in an operation to intercept drugs pulled over Alexis Paz, 38, and Felix Rodriguez, 45, for an equipment violation on Interstate 495 near Van Dorn Street Wednesday evening. The pot was found inside the truck’s trailer.

The men, both of Miami, Fl., were each charged with transporting controlled substances and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute. Paz was also charged with cocaine possession.

-- Mike McPhate

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Police seized drugs during a highway interdiction operation. (Courtesy of Fairfax County police)

By Mike McPhate  | July 27, 2010; 10:12 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Virginia  
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An FCPD insider source says there were 130 lbs. What happened to the difference?!

Posted by: a_DC_denizen | July 27, 2010 10:31 AM | Report abuse

ALL THAT GOOD WEED IS GOING TO WASTE...!!!!

Posted by: brianculture | July 27, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

Police participating in an operation to intercept drugs pulled over Alexis Paz, 38, and Felix Rodriguez, 45, for an equipment violation on Interstate 495 near Van Dorn Street Wednesday evening. The pot was found inside the truck’s trailer.
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So all of the trucks that cruise the roads in VA, the police just happens to pull over this truck for "equipment violation" huh? I wonder if they even got the ticket for this "equipment violation"?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 27, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

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