2 men arrested after Auburn police seize pot

By: AUBURN, Ala. (AP)
By: AUBURN, Ala. (AP)

Two men from out-of-state are being held in an east Alabama jail after a police officer found 55 pounds of marijuana concealed in a car.

The drug bust occurred Sunday afternoon on Interstate 85 near Auburn.

Auburn police said 33-year-old Jose Manuel Perez Vasquez of New Orleans and 41-year-old Muriano Najera of Houston were each charged with trafficking marijuana.

The marijuana was worth an estimated $150,000 on the streets.

Vasquez and Najera were being held at the Lee County Detention Facility on $100,000 bond each.

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