Routine traffic stop leads to huge marijuana bust in Richland Co - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Routine traffic stop leads to huge marijuana bust in Richland County

Hector Solorio (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Hector Solorio (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)
Heriberto Solorio (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center) Heriberto Solorio (Source: Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center)

RICHLAND COUNTY (WIS) - Deputies with the Richland County Sheriff's Department have seized over a quarter million dollars worth of marijuana after a routine traffic stop on the interstate.

The bust happened on I-77 Wednesday night when deputies saw a car towing a cargo trailer swerving in between the northbound lanes. After pulling the car over, the deputies noticed a rolled up marijuana joint in plain view. Deputies also said the driver, 28-year-old Hector Solorio, did not have a valid driver's license

Deputies arrested Solorio and his 39-year-old brother, Heriberto Solorio, and found 2,608 pounds of marijuana in the cargo trailer. Deputies say the marijuana has a street value of $2,608,000. Investigators believe the two are brothers.

The Solorios have been charged with trafficking marijuana, driving without a license and improper lane change. They are currently being held in the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. 

The sheriff's department encourages citizens to contact Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC if they suspect illegal activity in their neighborhood.

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