Nearly 100 lbs of marijuana found concealed in station wagon in Pima County

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72 bundles of marijuana were found in the floor of the car, underneath the factory-installed carpet. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) 72 bundles of marijuana were found in the floor of the car, underneath the factory-installed carpet. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
The marijuana weighed nearly 100 pounds. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) The marijuana weighed nearly 100 pounds. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
The driver was arrested. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office) The driver was arrested. (Source: Pinal County Sheriff's Office)
PINAL COUNTY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A traffic stop led to the discovery of nearly 100 pounds of marijuana found concealed inside a station wagon in Pinal County on Tuesday, the Pinal County Sheriff's Office said.

According to PCSO, a deputy pulled over the driver of a blue Chevrolet HHR for a moving violation on the Interstate 10 near mile marker 215, which is a few miles south of Picacho.

PCSO said there were inconsistencies with the story of the driver, who was later identified as 59-year-old Juan Espinoza. The station wagon was searched and 72 bundles of marijuana were found in the floor of the car, underneath the factory-installed carpet, deputies said.

Espinoza is facing several drug charges, PCSO said.

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