Deputies find 600 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

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HOUSTON - Montgomery County deputies have arrested a Houston man after discovering 600 pounds of marijuana in a pickup truck he was driving, officials said.

Around 4 p.m. Tuesday a Montgomery County deputy conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 45 near Lake Woodlands Drive.

A K-9 was deployed on the pickup truck, which resulted in a positive alert.

The street value of the marijuana found was estimated at $360,000.

Joel Blanco, 28, was charged with possession of marijuana.

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