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Former Texas police officer busted with 100 pounds of marijuana

Eriberto BricenoA former Texas police officer is in jail after a traffic stop led to more than 100 pounds of marijuana.

Deputy Randy Thumman and his K-9 partner, Lobos, searched the truck of former Rio Grande Valley officer Eriberto Briceno after stopping him Friday along Interstate 10 near Flatonia in Fayette County.

The searched turned up numerous hidden compartments and a sealed appliance box. Thumman found the pot hidden in the appliance box.

Briceno was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana and booked into the Fayette County Justice Center where he was being held in lieu of $100,000 bond.

He faces a minimum of two years in jail, with a maximum of 20 years.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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