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Traffic Stop Turns Up 70 Pounds of Marijuana

By Kelli Saam
Published On: Feb 13 2013 02:14:09 PM CST
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DOUGLAS CITY, Calif. -

A traffic stop in Trinity County turned up 70 pounds of processed marijuana.

It happened Friday in the Douglas City area.  The CHP pulled over a car driven by Monica Rendon, 33 of Tucson, Arizona.

The Officer noticed an odor of marijuana emanating from inside the vehicle. The Officer requested a Sheriff K9 Deputy be sent to the location.

The K9 conducted a sniff of the sedan and alerted to the odor of a controlled substance. The officers then conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located three duffel bags containing approximately 70 pounds of processed marijuana.

Rendon, did not have a doctor's recommendation for the use of marijuana. Rendon was arrested by the Trinity Narcotics Task Force for possession of marijuana for sale and transportation.

Rendon was booked into the Trinity County Jail.