Drug Traffickers Busted on U.S. 75

7-11-04- Troopers busted two out of state drug traffickers along U.S. Highway 75 north and seized 45 pounds of marijuana. A father and his son from Illinois were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

A Grayson County DPS Trooper pulled over a vehicle on a routine traffic stop and smelled an odor of raw marijuana. Upon searching the vehicle, the trooper discovered a suitcase full of ziplock bags filled with marijuana.

They discovered 21, one gallon bags, one bag of a potent type of marijuana called "hydro" and one 25 pound brick of the drug. All together, the drugs have a $45,000 street value.

60 year old Thomas Bolden and his 23 year old son Dante Thomas, both of Illinois, were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.