Car with 77 pounds of pot stopped in North County

May 20, 2015
Enrique Silva Cortes

Enrique Silva Cortes

A California Highway Patrol officer found 77 pounds of marijuana stuffed into a sports car during a traffic stop Monday morning north of Paso Robles.

Around 10:45 a.m., CHP Officer D. Agredano was driving northbound on Highway 101 south of San Marcos Road when he noticed a red Ford Mustang displaying unusual driving patterns, including traveling at 50 mph in a 65 mph zone.

Agredano stopped the vehicle, which was loaded with clothing and large plastic bags. When the passenger rolled down the window of the Mustang, the officer noticed an overwhelming odor of marijuana.

The car contained four large trash bags, several small trash bags and several glass and plastic containers, each containing marijuana. Additionally, a loaded revolver and a bag of extra ammunition were in the passenger compartment.

Following a series of sobriety tests, the driver, 19-year-old Enrique Silva Cortes, was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana. Moments later, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy arrived.

Luis Osvaldo Monrroy

Luis Osvaldo Monrroy

The passenger, 18-year-old Luis Osvaldo Monrroy, was also arrested. Cortes is a resident of King City, and Monrroy resides in Lockwood.

Cortes is charged with transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance with a loaded firearm and committing a felony while on bail for an out-of-county warrant. Monrroy faces charges of possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and possession of more than one ounce of marijuana.

Officers booked both suspects in San Luis Obispo County Jail.


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SLO_Johnny

I’d love to find out what kind of idiot hired these two knuckleheads to transport 30 kg of pot. I’m glad that they were too stoned to shoot it out with the cops. The loud sound we hear when these two morons walk through the prison gates will be all the other cons laughing their asses off.

Decriminalization would end all of this criminal activity.


Rich in MB

Anyone who has driven in Mexico would understand why they were driving 50MPH in 65MPH zone….the KPH vs MPH.


SLO_Johnny

100 kph = 62.5 mph 50 kph = 31.3 mph

You have it backwards. If they were driving 90-100 mph, that could be caused by confusion between metric and English.


Vagabond

Must have been smoking the Labrador


obispan

Slow driving, the downfall of the unlicensed Mexican. We all know that if you drive too fast you can be pulled over by LE (I go a considerate 80 +/- in the fast lane unlike the other a-holes (the CHP couldn’t catch a cold, lest me). Their understanding is that the slower you drive the LESS likely you are to be pulled over. Au contraire mon frere.


abigchocoholic

A California Highway Patrol officer found 77 pounds of marijuana stuffed into a sports car during a traffic stop Monday morning north of Paso Robles.

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And when they catch a guy transporting 80 pounds consisting of 5 cases of beer and two kegs in the back of his truck along with a couple of ATVs that he’s going to ride drunk they say “Have a nice day at the dunes”


Think about your laws people. Some are just plain stupid. Time for a change.


achillesheal

Did you actually read the article? The perp had a loaded firearm, was driving under the influence and was out on bail for his previous felony .


Some laws are just so stupid.


agag1

Gotta love stupid criminals!

50mph in the fast lane- -that’s not the least bit suspicious…good job boys.


Nicely done Officer Agredano.


achillesheal

Maybe they both have severe hangnails and needed the pot for medicinal purposes.


These are two very enterprising young men. 77 lbs at $200/oz – that’s a $250k value if my pot valuation is correct. But for the contact high they’d be rolling in some dough.


They were probably headed to the 7/11 for doritos.


abigchocoholic

These are two very enterprising young men. 77 lbs at $200/oz – that’s a $250k value if my pot valuation is correct.

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Only because the powers that be keep it illegal. If it were legal it would sell for about the same price as coffee, so wholesale about $3 a pound. He’d have a whopping $240 of product in his car in a free market.


It’s 1/10th as dangerous as alcohol but so many’s livelihoods depend on keeping this harmless drug and medically beneficial drug illegal–cops, attorneys, judges, jails, prisons, pharmaceutical companies and all their support networks–they don’t want to give up the golden goose.


Now they’ll probably spend a half million dollars prosecuting and housing these 2 young men over the next decade. All over harmless pot. That’s not how I want my tax money spent.


achillesheal

actually legalization has increased the cost as prices have to factor in employment regulation and taxes: In colorado there is a 15% excise tax plus a 10% sales tax. Denver imposes a special sales tax of 3.5%.


States are not legalizing pot out of the goodness of their hearts and to increase sale of doritos, but to reap the tax benefits. Government involvement never makes anything cheaper.


jimmy_me

It’s cheap and easy to grow. Prices will fall as it becomes more socially acceptable to use and more people grow their own high-quality product. At that point, it won’t be worth the effort to tax it or prosecute those who violate any rules that may “accompany” legalization.


achillesheal

Agreed that increased legal supply and better efficiencies will lower the price of the legal pot (basic supply/demand curve). However, a legal business enterprise has to conform to govt regulations like license fees, wages, workman’s comp, pay social security for its employees, and pay taxes on profits. Those costs are passed on to the consumer.

There is still a thriving black market in Colorado for pot, despite it being legal. Because it is cheaper.


Latte2Party

Pretty sure I saw that Cheech & Chong movie!


3 putt

LOL–Using a little too much of the product. “Wow, Dude, it seems like everything is in slow motion. Yeah, Dude”