New Mexico Man Arrested in Trinity Co. with $21,573 and Marijuana

Jose Luciano Trujillo, DOB: 12-17-1980, Ranchos De Taos, New Mexico

Trinity Co. Sheriff’s Office Press Release:

On September 5, 2013, the California Highway Patrol made a traffic stop on a pickup truck hauling a U-Haul trailer. During the traffic stop, the CHP Officer requested a Trinity County Sheriff’s Office K9 unit to respond to the location. Upon arrival the K9 alerted on the pick up and the U-Haul trailer. The Trinity Narcotics Task Force responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. 

A search of the pickup led officers to find $21,573.00 in currency and marijuana. Approximately  1 pound of marijuana, digital scales and packaging materials were located in the trailer. Trujillo was placed under arrest by a Trinity Narcotics Task Force officer.

Agency’s involved:

Trinity Narcotics Task Force

Trinity County Sheriff’s Office

California Highway Patrol


11359 HS – Possession of marijuana for sales

11360 HS – Transportation of marijuana over 28.5 grams


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