Sheriff’s Office, Vail Police recover 124 pounds of marijuana in I-70 drug bust
Two men from California arrested after routine traffic stop yields large amount of marijuana
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, together with Vail Police, located 124 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle of two California men stopped in a routine traffic stop Wednesday.
The men were traveling eastbound on Interstate 70 when they were stopped in Dotsero by officers assigned to the Gore Range Narcotics Interdiction Team, a multijurisdictional drug task force of local law enforcement partners and detectives, according to a press release sent Thursday.
Police got consent to search the vehicle and found a total of 124 pounds of suspected marijuana, according to the release.
The two men, both from Santa Rosa, California, were charged with several felony drug charges including offenses relating to marijuana, a Class 1 drug felony, conspiracy to commit a felony and a special offender sentencing enhancement that adds another Class 1 felony drug charge due to the large quantity of marijuana recovered.
The driver of the vehicle, Samuel Angel Narvaez-Brito, 25, and the passenger Hecxai Narvaez-Sarmiento, 22, were both arrested and taken to the Eagle County Detention Facility.
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