Laredo woman jailed in Gregg Co. when found with 200 lbs. of marijuana
POSTED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 10:13am
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:26pm
Longview, Texas (Longview News-Journal) —
According to the Longview News-Journal, a woman was jailed early Tuesday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of more than 200 pounds of suspected marijuana.
Cynthia Elizabeth Palomo, 34, of Laredo was booked into the Gregg County Jail at about 2:40 a.m. Tuesday, according to her booking report.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper stopped Palomo near mile marker 597 on Interstate 20 after he said she was driving in the left lane when not attempting to pass.
After stopping Paloma’s vehicle, Trooper Benjamin Rolison reported “a strong odor of raw marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle.”
When searching the vehicle, Rolison found 11 bundles of suspected marijuana, weighing about 221 pounds, according to Palomo’s arrest report.
She and is being held on $50,000 bond on a charge of possession of marijuana more than 50 pounds but less than 2,000 pounds.