Police Charge 4 in Central El Paso Pot Bust

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POSTED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 8:12am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 10, 2011 - 7:16pm

EL PASO – Police have charged 4 people with possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in Central El Paso Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they found 30 bricks of marijuana hidden in a suitcase that was in a car driven by 29-year-old Jesus Pizzaro.

The passengers in the car were 18-year-old Laura Ferrel, 22-year-old Rodolfo Madrid and 26-year-old Alferdo Becerra.

Police pulled the driver over for an expired registration ticket and smelled marijuana as they approached the car.

Police say they found about 53 pounds of marijuana inside the suitcase.

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