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Traffic stop leads state troopers to $1 Million marijuana bust


A traffic stop along Alligator Alley — Interstate 75 — in southwest Florida led to the seizure of more than 100 pounds of marijuana, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

It happened Wednesday during a traffic stop, the agency said in a Twitter posting that placed a street value of more than a million dollars on the seized drugs.

The posting included a picture of the suspected marijuana that was seized stacked in wrapped bricks of various sizes placed on the hood of an FHP patrol car.

“Driver being booked into the Collier County Jail for felony drug possession!” the message said.

Jail records show that a man from the small Hillsborough County town of Wimauma, Owen Onfroy, 49, was being held on a bond of $35,000 in connection with the arrest.

Troopers stopped the 2012 Toyota Camry Onfroy was driving about 2 p.m. Wednesday because of a move over violation and excessive window tinting, the Naples Daily News reported.

After an FHP K9 alerted troopers to the vehicle’s trunk, 115 pounds of marijuana were found inside, the newspaper reported.

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