SLIDESHOW: 176 pounds of marijuana seized during I-40 traffic stop - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

SLIDESHOW: 176 pounds of marijuana seized during I-40 traffic stop

FAYETTE COUNTY, TN (WMC-TV) - A Tennessee State Trooper seized nearly 176 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop along I-40 in Fayette County on Tuesday.

The pot was found just after 7:00 a.m., when Trooper Grant Montgomery made a traffic stop after he spotted a Ford F-350 with illegal window tinting.

Montgomery requested a drug interdiction unit, whose K-9 unit detected the marijuana inside the truck's gas tank.

Authorities charged Jose Angel Garcia, 38, of Irving, Texas with felony possession with intent for resale.  His truck was seized by the highway patrol.

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