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$1 million worth of marijuana seized in traffic stop

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Pedro Matamoros Pedro Matamoros
BREAUX BRIDGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Texas man was arrested and almost 700 lbs. of marijuana was seized after a traffic stop Monday morning on I-10.

State Police say Pedro Matamoros, 38, was pulled over for a traffic violation near Breaux Bridge around 5:30 a.m.  Troopers were given permission to search the vehicle and found 691 lbs. of marijuana.

Matamoros, of Brownsville, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and improper lane use.

The drugs had a street value of more than $1 million.

The case is still under investigation.

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