HENRYETTA — Two women were arrested after state troopers discovered they were traveling on Interstate 40 with about 300 pounds of marijuana in the bed of a pickup, authorities said Friday.
Victoria Ann Gonzalez, 21, and Shawna M. De La Paz, 33, were booked into the Okmulgee County Jail on complaints of drug trafficking.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol seized the drugs during a traffic stop on eastbound I-40 around 2:15 p.m. Thursday, OHP Capt. Paul Timmons said.
Okmulgee County Sheriff Eddy Rice said the women appeared in district court Friday. Bail is set at $3 million for Gonzalez and $500,000 for De La Paz. Rice said Gonzalez’s bond was so much higher because she was thought to be in the United States illegally.
The roughly 300 pounds of marijuana was in small packages that were stacked almost to the top of the truck’s bed and covered, he said, adding that it isn’t often authorities come across such a large quantity of drugs.
Further information from the Highway Patrol, including an approximate street value of the marijuana, was not available Friday.