123 pounds of marijuana were seized after a traffic stop on February 6th in Oldham County. Around 3:14 troopers stopped a 2017 Nissan Sentra going east on I-40 near Vega and multiple vacuumed-sealed packages were discovered. The Driver 19-year-old Joseph Villano-Salazar, of Patterson, California and passenger 19-year-old Javier Garcia, of Newman, California were arrested and booked into the Oldham County Jail on Felony Possession of Marijuana.
During the stop, a 2014 Infiniti Q50 pulled in front of the Nissan to distract the cop but fled the scene. The driver 20-year-old Gabriel Aguilar, of Newman, California was later stopped and arrested. He was also booked into the Oldham County Jail.
The drugs were being transported from California to Louisiana and worth $746,000.