Smell of Marijuana Gives Two Men Away

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

CHAVEZ COUNTY - A traffic stop near Roswell turns up a huge load of pot.

On Friday night, officers set up a checkpoint on U.S. 380 to spot drunk drivers.

When two men rolled through the checkpoint, officers said they smelled a burnt marijuana odor coming out of their car.

Officers searched it and found nine pounds of raw marijuana.

That's when the marijuana hasn't been dried yet for smoking.

Both men were arrested.

One of them is from Hobbs.