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May 10, 2013 5:04 PM

48 Pounds of Marijuana Found in Traffic Stop

JIM WELLS COUNTY- A man is facing drug charges following a routine traffic stop.

24-year old Christopher Barrera is charged with marijuana possession.

Jim Wells Sheriff Deputies stopped Barrera on Highway 281 Friday morning.

A K9 officer alerted deputies that something was in the car's trunk.

Deputies found 48-pounds of marijuana hidden in a false compartment.

Authorities say the compartment had been sealed using "bondo", in an attempt to avoid detection.

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