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Hobbs Man Behind Bars Accused of Distributing Marijuana

HOBBS, NM (KWES) -

A Hobbs man is behind bars after officers found his stash of drugs.

Officers went to the apartment belonging to the sister of 19-year-old Jacob Ruiz after maintenance workers smelled marijuana.

The sister told them there were no drugs in the apartment and gave officers permission to search.

A K-9 found a backpack with around 53 grams of marijuana and over $2,800 in cash.

Ruiz's sister said Ruiz would come and shower at her place since he was having sewer issues.

When asked about the drugs and money, Ruiz admitted they were his.

He is charged with distribution of marijuana.

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