22-Year-Old Fortuna Resident Arrested With 112 Marijuana Pounds, Alleges Missouri State Trooper
According to a statement of probable cause from Sgt. L. Allen, he stopped the gray Toyota Tacoma with a camper shell driven by Maldonado when he “observed the driver and passenger sitting in a rigid posture.”
He said when he spoke through the open window to them, he believed he “could smell the odor of raw marijuana and dryer sheets.” Eventually, after backup arrived, a search of the truck allegedly revealed “four large duffle bags containing 112 individually wrapped bundles of marijuana weighing approximately one pound each.”
Both were arrested and charged with transportation of marijuana. Dominguez Silva was also charged with being an undocumented foreign national.