From the Field: K2 K-9 in Mebane Detects 130 Pounds of Marijuana

K2 trained K-9, Bir, and Law Enforcement Officer, Blythe Terwilliger, from Mebane Police Department seize 130 pounds of marijuana.

MEBANE, N.C.– Detectives in Orange County confirm they found 130 pounds of marijuana stuff in the trunk of a car Monday night.

The stop and arrests happened around 9:45 p.m when deputies stopped a Toyota Camry headed east on the I-40 near mile-marker 157 for a traffic violation, deputies said.

The sheriff’s office K-9, and a K-9 from the Mebane police were used to help search the car.

“The K-9 alerted to the odor of illegal drugs coming from the vehicle,” the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The drugs have a wholesale value of about $500,000, according to a news release.

Ruth Paez Diaz, 46, of San Jose, California, and Briann Marie Diaz, 26, of San Francisco, California, are each charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana.

They are each under a $100,000 secured bond in the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.