Two arrested after Marijuana bust in Etowah County

Hunter Waters

The Etowah County Drug Task Force has seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana, resulting in two arrests.

Hunter Waters, of Trussville, and Hernandez Soto, of Birmingham, were arrested and both charged with trafficking marijuana.

Waters was in possession of approximately 45 pounds of the narcotic and Soto in possession of approximately 50 pounds.

A third suspect was also in possession of approximately 15 pounds of marijuana.{}{}His case will be presented to the Grand Jury.

Additional charges are expected.

Marijuana of this weight was transported to the United States from Mexico.{}{}Investigating drug agents say the narcotic was brought into the area over a one year period.

Waters and Soto are currently being held in the Etowah County Detention Center.{}{}

{}Soto is considered a flight risk.