Oklahoma County Sheriff: 125 lbs of pot recovered in drug bust on I40
By Jay Dillon
The Oklahoma County Sheriff said two people were arrested Monday after a large traffic bust where they say they found 125 pounds of marijuana and nearly $18,000 in cash.Laietis Defreitas, 36, and Calvin Isom Jr., 31, were both arrested Monday during the traffic stop.Deputies say they noticed a car weaving and straddling lanes on I40 near Meridian Ave. When the deputy spoke with the driver and passenger, they told conflicting stories about their trip, the sheriff said. The deputy also reported smelling marijuana so his K9 partner, Thor, was used to sniff the car.When the dog indicated the presence of drugs, deputies had reason to search the car. That's when they said they found 125 pounds of marijuana as well as $17,929 believed to be drug proceeds.Both were booked on trafficking and possession of drug proceeds charges. Thor has been a busy dog this year. In February, the sheriff said 34 pounds of meth was found in a vehicle on I40. Thor detected the presence of drugs in that case.Just a week later, Thor detected $720,000 in black tar heroin, according to the sheriff.
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