Okmulgee County deputies confiscated 110 pounds of marijuana and arrested two people, allegedly undocumented immigrants trafficking the drug, during a weekend traffic stop on Interstate 40.
Deputies arrested Armando Rios, 29, and Maria Isabel Palma-Sauceda, 20, on complaints of trafficking in illegal drugs, Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddie Rice said. The two were undocumented immigrants.
Subsequent to the arrests, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requested a hold on Rios and Palma-Sauceda.
An Okmulgee County deputy stopped Rios, driving a red Chevrolet sedan with New Mexico plates, Friday on I-40 for following another vehicle too closely and making an unsafe lane change, Rice said.
The presence of a large quantity of marijuana, he said, was obvious.
"We try not to keep it in our house because, oh God, does it smell," Rice said.