VZC K-9 Rico busts 220 lbs of marijuana

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On Dec. 12, 2017, at 11:50 a.m. Lt. Burton of the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 in the Canton area.

During the stop, Lt. Burton utilized his K-9 partner Rico. Rico located 220 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The VZC Sheriff’s office stated that “the suspect is not being identified at this time due to further investigation.”

The suspect is being held at the Van Zandt County Jail pending arraignment for the charge of Possession of Marijuana <50 lbs >2,000 lbs a second degree felony. If convicted, the suspect could receive two to 20 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.