Couple Arrested After EPPD Seize More Than 100 Pounds of Marijuana From Apartment

Couple Arrested After EPPD Seize More Than 100 Pounds of Marijuana From Apartment
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 1:44pm

EL PASO— A couple was arrested Tuesday afternoon after El Paso police found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in their home.

Fernando Olivares, 45, and Maria Olivares, 38, both of the 3600 block of Lantana, were charged with possession of marijuana over 50 pounds and under 200 pounds.

EPPD officers began investigating an apartment located at 1640 N. Zaragoza and found 138 bundles of marijuana inside, all weighing a total of 149.05 pounds. The street value of the seized drug equals $119,240.

The couple were booked into the El Paso County jail on of $20,000 each.

The investigation continues.   

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