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Marijuana and THC seized, Big Spring man arrested during Sweetwater traffic stop

Fourteen pounds of marijuana and more than two pounds of THC were seized after being found in a suitcase.
Credit: Sweetwater Police Department

SWEETWATER, Texas — Sweetwater Police seized more than 14 pounds of marijuana and more than two pounds of THC found in a suitcase during a traffic stop Thursday morning.

A SPD officer initiated the stop for a minor traffic violation near mile marker 243 on Interstate 20. During the stop, the officer developed probable cause to search the vehicle and found the suitcase.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Barreto Humberto, 40, of Big Spring. Humberto was transported to the Nolan County Jail, where an additional search was conducted. During the additional search, he was found to be in possession of additional contraband.

Humberto is booked in the Nolan County Jail and charged with first-degree felony manufacture/delivery of controlled substance Penalty Group 3; third-degree felony possession of marijuana; and third-degree felony prohibited substance in correction facility.

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