Police Find Over $100,000 Worth Of Marijuana During I-77 Traffic Stop

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100-pounds-of-marijuana-discovered-on-i-77Over the weekend, local police and federal DEA officers searched 2 cars on I-77 and discovered over 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana (with an estimated street value of $100k).

A drug dog flagged 2 cars leaving Interstate 77 at Exit 82 Friday afternoon around rush hour.

According to the police report, 27 year-old Miguel Angel Nieto, and 25 year-old Francisco Antonio Rivas-Ortiz, both Charlotte residents, are now being held without bond in the York County jail on charges of drug trafficking.

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If convicted, they could face a mandatory sentence of 25 years in federal prison.

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