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Citrus Heights woman, 22, arrested with over 100lbs of pot in speeding van

Marijuana bust
An image posted on the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Dept. Facebook page showed over 100 pounds of marijuana authorities said was seized from a speeding minivan. // Image courtesy, SCSD.

By Hazel Ford–
A Citrus Heights woman and her companion were arrested by out-of-state authorities over the weekend after their minivan, later found to be containing over 100 pounds of marijuana, was allegedly pulled over for speeding at 90 miles per hour.

On Dec. 9 at around 9:15 a.m., authorities in Sweetwater County, Wyoming, said a sheriff’s department K-9 team pulled over the 2017 Chrysler minivan and subsequently found 107 pounds of pot stowed inside five large duffel bags, according to a news release issued Sunday.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as 24-year-old Nicholas Haws of Rocklin, along with passenger Rayna Quiocho, 22, of Citrus Heights.

As of Sunday afternoon, the pair remained in custody at an area detention center, pending a court appearance, according to Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell. The sheriff said both were arrested without incident and are charged with unlawful manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance.

The sheriff’s department said the latest seizure brings its total up to just under 800 pounds of marijuana seized by its K9 teams since late October, an amount with an estimated street value well over $4 million.

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