55 pounds of marijuana seized on I-35

POSTED: Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 3:45pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:54am

MCLENNAN COUNTY -- Five people are behind bars after DPS Troopers found 55 pounds of marijuana in their car.

Police say they were coming from Elsa Texas on their way to Little Rock, Ark.

23-year-old Roberto Alvarez., 35-year-old Myrna Mendoza, Elroy Cortez,  also 35, 38-year-old Basilio Espinoza and 19-year-old Angelica Mendoza were taken to jail.

Police say they were in two cars were traveling near Lorena, one car with the drugs, one posing as a decoy.

Police pulled over the car with the marijuana at the 323 mile marker for a routine traffic stop.

The decoy was linked to the car and located in Robinson.

The street value of the drugs is nearly $30,000. The five are charged with organized criminal activity.

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