Deputies arrest 2 men with 20 pounds of marijuana in Cooke County

Eriberto Rodriguez and Jesiah Wade were arrested in Cooke County after deputies say they found about 20 pounds of marijuana in their car. (Cooke County Sheriff's Office)

COOKE COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) - Deputies arrested two people in Cooke County after a traffic stop uncovered $180,000 worth of marijuana.

Eriberto Rodriguez, 22, of Marietta, Oklahoma faces third-degree felony charges of possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

Jesiah D. Wade, 23, of Manchester, New Hampshire faces a third-degree felony charge for possession of marijuana.

Deputies say during a traffic stop Jan. 17, probably cause was obtained for a K9 search. Deputies searched the vehicle after they say the K9 alerted.

Inside the trunk, deputies found two large black plastic trash bags. Inside those bags, deputies found 19 packages of a "green, leafy substance with the odor of marijuana" weighing about 20 pounds.

Deputies also uncovered two cartridges of liquid THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, along with $5,800 cash.

The two were arrested and have since bonded out of the Cooke County Jail.