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Marijuana seized during I-20 traffic stop

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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE 8 News) - Louisiana State Police say they seized 314 pounds of marijuana during what began as a routine traffic stop.

It happened Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 20 in Ouachita Parish, near milepost 107.

Police pulled over a pickup driven by 24-year-old Carlos Alarcon of El Paso, Texas.  25-year-old Robert Solis of Odessa, Texas was a passenger.

According to police, the men said they were traveling from Odessa to Birmingham and were acting nervous.

After consent was given to search the truck, police say the marijuana was found hidden in a metal box within the auxiliary fuel tank.

Alarcon and Solis were arrested.  Both men are being held at the Ouachita Parish Correctional Center, on drug charges.

Alarcon also faces an improper lane usage charge.

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