Two men from Florida were arrested on Interstate 40 on July 10, and 23 bundles, weighing about 23 pounds total, of a green leafy substance that tested positive as marijuana was confiscated from their vehicle. Arrested were Harvey Herrera, 45, of Miami, Florida and Edwin Rodriguez, 39, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both suspects were charged Friday in Sequoyah County District Court with unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who arrested the two reported he stopped the vehicle driven by Herrera after clocking his speed at 75 miles per hour in a 70 mile per hour speed zone. The trooper reported both men seemed nervous, so he called for the OHP drug-detecting dog. The dog alerted on the vehicle's trunk. That's where the troopers found two large boxes containing the marijuana. While placing the two under arrest, the trooper reported Rodriguez admitted he had some marijuana inside the crotch of his pants. Story by Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director
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