PCSO: Man busted with marijuana load was deported 7 times

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Hector Torres Adorno By Jennifer Thomas Hector Torres Adorno By Jennifer Thomas
Bundles of marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 8. By Jennifer Thomas Bundles of marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 8. By Jennifer Thomas
Bundles of marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 8. By Jennifer Thomas Bundles of marijuana was found in a vehicle during a traffic stop on Interstate 8. By Jennifer Thomas

FLORENCE, Ariz. -- A man who has been deported seven times was found with 110 pounds of marijuana, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office.

A K-9 deputy stopped a 2005 Buick Rendezvous SUV on westbound Interstate 8 near milepost 175 Thursday night for numerous traffic violations.

The deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and saw a blue blanket covering what appeared to be several packaged bundles, according to PCSO spokesman Tim Gaffney. The deputy looked under the blanket and saw five packaged bundles of marijuana.

The marijuana had a street value of $77,000.

The driver, later identified as Hector Torres Adorno, 41, was booked into the Pinal County Adult Detention Center for one count each of possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of marijuana.

During Adorno's initial appearance, his bond was set at $50,000. On Sunday, his bond was posted and he was turned over to the custody of U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

It was later determined that Adorno had been using fake Social Security numbers and had previously been deported from the United States seven times.