Paso Robles teen accused of trafficking cannabis

November 14, 2021

Alejandrino Martinez

By KAREN VELIE

Deputies arrested a Paso Robles teen caught trafficking cannabis on Interstate 80 in Nebraska earlier this month during a crackdown on smugglers.

Seward County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 18-year-old Alejandrino Martinez of Paso Robles after catching the teen transporting 145 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $435,000. The teen is charged with possession with attempt to deliver, possession of more than a pound of pot and for no drug tax stamp.

Over a two week period, Seward County Sheriff deputies seized more than 500 pounds of cannabis and THC concentrate from drivers on Interstate 80, with an approximate street value of $3.3 million.

Of the five men arrested, four are California residents and one hails from Oregon, according to 1011 Now.

Deputies arrested Bobby Richy, 64, of Anza, Calif., after seizing 113 pounds of THC concentrate with an approximate street value of $2 million.

Jessica Ferreira, 31, of San Jose, was caught allegedly transporting 190 pounds of marijuana with a street value of approximately $570,000.

Seward County Sheriff deputies also arrested Leonel Santos, 32, of Fortuna, Calif. and Yerizal Hernandez, 31, from Oregon for transporting 113 pounds of cannabis with a street value of approximately $339,000.

Deputies booked the five suspects into the Seward County Jail, where they remain.


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SloShortBusser

Long live the race card.


shelworth

Since Marijuana is legal in California the Police should package and sell confiscated Pot. A great way to lower the tax burden.


ffarmchicken

Haha, there is a lot of racial profiling going on in Trump Country.


commonsenseguy

Good. Moving drugs across state lines is a federal crime. Send them all away with the maximum sentence. I hope for the destruction of the cannabis industry as a whole, due the destruction it brings to individuals and families, Sick, absolutely sick.


Adam Trask

If what you’re saying is true, then I’m sure you’d be in favor of alcohol prohibition as well, because study after study has shown that booze is far more detrimental to a person’s life than marijuana.


commonsenseguy

They’re both destructive to individuals and families. I expect those convicted of crimes involving alcohol to also receive the maximum sentence. No sense trying to justify the use one compared to the other. It doesn’t hold water. A weak attempt to justify your support of pot use. They both are a deadly burden on our nation ruled and promoted by the greed for the mighty dollar, not to mention the corruption they both bring.