Routine traffic stop leads to arrest, 20 pounds of pot found

Cindy Lemus

MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - The Western Colorado Drug Task Force says a routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a California woman after 20 pounds of pot was found in her car.

Cindy Lemus is being held at the Mesa County Jail on a $7,500 bond. Authorities say she was arrested on I-70 near mile marker 13 just after midnight Tuesday. Officials pulled her over for a left lane violation when she allegedly wouldn't let a semi truck pass her.

According to an arrest affidavit, the officer who pulled her over noticed a "strong odor of raw marijuana." The affidavit states the officer found two large bales of suspected marijuana totaling around 20 pounds.

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