San Diego Police Find 18 Bundles of Marijuana During Routine Stop

A San Diego police officer discovered 18 bundles of marijuana sealed in a hidden compartment after pulling over a woman just after midnight Tuesday for speeding.

According to police, a 2007 Dodge Nitro was going 36 miles per hour in a 30 mile per hour zone at Highway 359 and Vaquero Avenue and was pulled over at around 12:15 a.m. San Diego Police Officer Will Barton pulled the vehicle over and made contact with the driver, identified as Linda Irma Sanchez of Laredo. He noticed that she had four children in the car with no car seats.

Barton then noticed that the woman had a fake signature on her insurance card, which also had a fake age listed and a fake Tamaulipas license plate. After consent was given for the officer to search the vehicle, the officer discovered a compartment in the rear of the vehicle. It was a metal box that was welded together, and contained 18 bundles of marijuana.

Sanchez was arrested and charged with delivery of marijuana in an amount more than 50 pounds and less than 2,000, which is a first-degree felony. Her kids were released to her sister, who already has custody of two of the children do to Sanchez' extensive record, according to police.


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