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Drugs worth $150k found in truck's toolbox

AUBURN, AL (WTVM) - Sunday, police arrested 33-year-old Jose Vazquez of New Orleans, Louisiana and 41-year-old Muriano Najera of Houston, Texas for drug trafficking following a routine traffic stop.

Officers say around 2:30 p.m. they stopped a Chevrolet Silverado on Interstate 85 for a traffic violation.  

Authorities asked to search the truck after both men appeared extremely nervous.

Inside a toolbox, was 55 pounds of marijuana -- a street value estimated at $150,000.

Vazques and Najera are currently being held at the Lee County Jail on $100,000 bond each.

If convicted the men could be sentenced to three years to life in prison and a fine of $25,000 to $60,000.

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