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Traffic stop leads to seizure of 117 pounds of marijuana

Deputies seized 117 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-22 near mile marker 88. (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)

A traffic stop in Jefferson County Monday night led to the seizure of 117 pounds of marijuana.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says two cars were pulled over for speeding on I-22 near mile marker 88. Two duffel bags were found in the trunk of each car containing marijuana.

In total, 117 pounds were in the bags worth an estimated $117,000.

Both drivers are awaiting formal charges of trafficking marijuana.

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