ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Bernalillo County sheriff's deputy took down a marijuana haul and two alleged drug mules on Interstate 40 Thursday.
Deputies say two cousins, James Horn, 49, and Joshua Horn, 30, were headed east in a 1996 Lincolnand not staying in their lane.
When the cousins were pulled over west of Albuquerque, deputies reported they asked for and got consent from the two to search the car. That's when a K-9 sniffed out 69 pounds of high-grade pot in the trunk.
"More than likely it came from somewhere west, Arizona, California," Sgt. Aaron Williamson said. "That is part of the investigation to determine exactly where it came from."
Deputies said the load had a street value of $250,0000-$350,000 depending on where it was sold. It was likely destined for the Midwest or the East Coast, they said.
The cousins were both charged with conspiracy and distribution of a controlled substance/possession with the intent to distribute. They're being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center under $7,500 bonds.
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