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Police Seize Ton Of Pot During Traffic Stop

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Two brothers have been arrested after police say they were hauling 2,608 pounds of marijuana along a South Carolina highway.

The State newspaper reports the trailer the two men were pulling along Interstate 77 near Columbia was overloaded and weaving, catching the attention of Richland County Deputy Thomas McLamb. McLamb says he smelled marijuana and used a drug dog to search the truck and cargo trailer.

He says that's where he found more than a ton of pot divided into 114 bundles. The value of the drugs depends on quality, but could range from $6 million to $11 million. According to jail records, 39-year-old Heriberto Solorio and 28-year-old Hector Solorio of Mexico are being held on drug charges and an immigration detainer. There was no information about whether the men have an attorney.

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