Canadian County Deputies Thwart Marijuana Transport

Monday, October 20th 2014, 6:16 pm
By: News 9

Deputies with the Canadian County Sheriff's Office reportedly found 26 pounds of marijuana in a North Carolina woman's rental car over the weekend.

Authorities stopped Latoya Wright, 34, on I-40 near mile marker 129 just before 2 a.m. Sunday. Wright was on her way from Phoenix to Greensboro and apparently cut off a semi when switching lanes.

Canine deputy ‘Pickles' arrived to the scene and conducted a free-air sniff to find the drugs in the rental car's trunk.

The drugs were pressed and wrapped. The package had been swabbed with grease and baking soda in an attempt to mask the odor, according to deputies.

Authorities said the drugs were valued around $26,000 on the street.

"The drugs we took in this case don't appear to be the higher grade of marijuana known as 'Hydro,' but of a lesser grade associated with that originating out of Mexico and sold in the United States by the Mexican cartels," Randall Edwards with the Canadian County Sheriff's Office said.

Wright's bond was set at $105,000.