85 lbs. of marijuana found in two cars

Herbert Palacios

Herbert Palacios

MESA COUNTY, Colo. Officials found nearly $230,000 worth of marijuana after stopping two vehicles on I-70.

Just after noon on December 5, two Western Colorado Drug Task Force deputies working interstate interdiction stopped two vehicles traveling together.

The first vehicle stopped was driven by 41-year-old Herbert Palacios, of Illinois. The second vehicle was driven by Daniel Dove, 54, also of Illinois.

Marijuana concentrates and personal use marijuana were located by the deputies, in addition to approximately 85 pounds of marijuana. Both were charged with a traffic violation and distribution of marijuana.

That amount of marijuana has a street value approximated at $225,000.00.

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