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Local woman attempted to cross personal amount of pot through checkpoint, Sheriff's office says

October 5, 2018


EAGLE PASS - An Eagle Pass woman attempted to cross a personal amount of pot through a Border Patrol checkpoint, according to a Maverick County Sheriff's Office press release.

Mariela Yvette Pinedo was arrested at the immigration checkpoint on Highway 57 after a K-9 unit alerted agents about the possible presence of illicit drugs.

Agents then discovered a small, or personal, amount of marijuana concealed in Pinedo's vehicle.

Pinedo was transported to the Tom Bowles Detention Center on a charge of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces.  

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