Oklahoma County Sheriff's deputy makes largest marijuana bust in agency history

A traffic stop led to the seizure of 1,677 pounds of marijuana in Oklahoma City. (Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office)

A traffic stop led an Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office deputy to the largest marijuana bust in agency history.

Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Mark Opgrande says that on Jan. 6 a deputy driving along northbound I-44 near NW 10 Street performed a traffic stop on a tractor trailer after observing the driver make several traffic violations.

While speaking with the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Jorge Reynoso, the deputy observed him acting nervous and noted he had several cell phones. He also noticed an "overwhelming aroma of air fresheners" coming from the cab. An Oklahoma City Police Department drug K9 was then called to the scene and positively alerted on the trailer of the vehicle.

Inside the trailer, the deputy found three pallets with 43 boxes. The boxes contained 1,530 bundles of marijuana that weighed 1,677 pounds. Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor said he was proud of his deputy.

"This is the largest load of marijuana in our agency’s history. It just goes to show what length these drug suppliers will go to in order to bring drugs through our state and county. If you plan on bringing drugs through Oklahoma County you should plan on going to jail,” Taylor said.

Reynoso was arrested on a complaint of aggravated trafficking of marijuana. The California-native is currently being held at the Oklahoma County Jail.

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