3 arrested after bundles of marijuana discovered hidden in truck compartment

Nacogdoches Co. Sheriff's Office:

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) - Three Dallas men were arrested Friday evening in Douglass, Texas after Sheriff Investigators found them in possession of 53 pounds of marijuana that has a street value of over $42,000 dollars.

Sheriff Investigators observed three men enter into the Douglass Café in two separate vehicles Friday afternoon that were acting suspicious. Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that investigators were in the Douglass area Friday afternoon conducting a follow up on an investigation when they observed two vehicles pull into the parking lot of a local business. Both vehicles appeared to be traveling with one another, but the man starting acting suspicious when they observed Sheriff Investigators walk into the business.

Investigators started speaking with all three men and observed that they were very nervous. Investigators entered into a consensual encounter with the three men, but very quickly became suspicious of what the men were doing. After speaking with all three suspects, sheriff investigators felt that the three men were engaging in criminal activity and requested consent to search both motor vehicles that they were driving.

Sheriff investigators found five large bundles of marijuana in the back seat of the first pickup truck. Sheriff investigators also found a false compartment in the tool box of the second vehicle that had a mechanical motorized switch that would open the compartment. The compartment was empty, but investigators found evidence of where the compartment had been used in the past to smuggle narcotics.

27-year-old Humberto Lopez-Guzman, 27-year-old Rodolfo Aldaran, and 21-year-old Armando Torres were arrested at the scene and transported to the Nacogdoches County Jail.

All three suspects were charged with possession of marijuana a 2nd felony.

Sheriff Jason Bridges stated that he believed the marijuana was destined for Nacogdoches and that the Sheriff Office is attempting to identify that location. It is apparent that we have identified and arrested a large distributor of narcotics that has been supplying this area.


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