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More than 225 pounds of pot found during traffic stop in Fort Bend County, officials say

About 227 pounds of marijuana was found during a search of a vehicle during a traffic stop in Fort Bend County on Nov. 2, 2018.
About 227 pounds of marijuana was found during a search of a vehicle during a traffic stop in Fort Bend County on Nov. 2, 2018. (FBCSO)

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – About 227 pounds of marijuana was found during a traffic stop near Kindleton on Nov. 2, according to authorities.

A Texas Department of Public Safety state trooper stopped a truck for a traffic violation that was northbound on I-69 around 10:50 p.m., officials said.

During the stop, a K-9 alerted authorities to the presence of drugs in a tool box, officials said.

The driver, 38-year-old Laura Trevino Gutierrez, and passenger, 38-year-old Josephina Arriaga, both of Kingsville, were taken to the Fort Bend County Jail. They were both charged with possession of marijuana.