May 8, 2013 5:55 PM
JIM WELLS COUNTY - A traffic stop near Alice resulted in the seizure of 45 pounds of marijuana and the arrests of three family members this morning.
The Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department says a K9 officer caught a whiff of the marijuana inside the car, so they took a closer look.
The dope was concealed in a hidden compartment beneath the back seats.
Eleazar Vela Jr, 28, Maria Elena Vela, 49, and Jeanette Vela, 23, are all charged with possession of marijuana.
We're told the mother, son, and daughter are from McAllen.
2 hours ago
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