Man arrested after police find marijuana in truck

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Posted: Oct 19, 2010 9:36 PM by Heather Harel
Updated: Oct 20, 2010 10:30 AM
Source: West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, WBRZ

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Topics: arrest, drugs, marijuana, truck, traffic, violation

A man was arrested after authorities said they found more than 500 pounds of marijuana in the back of his truck.

West Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s deputies said Jose Antonio Castellar Lugo was on Interstate 10 on his way to Orlando, FL when he was pulled over for improper lane usage. That’s when they found the marijuana in a tire in the back of the utility work truck. Police said the street value for the drug is more than $1 million.

Leugo is in the West Baton Rouge Parish jail. A bond has not yet been set.

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