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Deputies seize 29 lbs. of marijuana

Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
Rodney Mendez Rodney Mendez
Juan Antonio Bautista Juan Antonio Bautista

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two Texas men were arrested along a Louisiana interstate after 29 lbs. of marijuana was found in their vehicle Thursday morning.

Rodney Mendez and Juan Antonio Bautista, both 26 from San Angelo, TX, were taken into custody after a traffic stop on Interstate 12 around 8:45 a.m.

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, a police dog indicated their were drugs in the Dodge Durango, which deputies found hidden in the roof liner.

Deputies initially pulled over the pair for a driving violation, but specifics were not given.

They both live at the same address.

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