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HOUSTON, Texas — A traffic stop in southeast Houston lead to the discovery of over 200 pounds of hydro marijuana, 70 pounds of THC candies, four firearms, and $42,000, according to the Harris County Precinct 8 Constable's Office.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, a Precinct 8 Deputy T. Brinkley and K-9 Evo stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation in the 11300 block of Interstate Highway 45, also known as Gulf Freeway, in southeast Houston.

"Upon making contact with the driver, Deputy Brinkley could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from inside the vehicle," read a statement from the constable's office. "The driver declined to give consent to search, however K-9 Evo was deployed for a “free air sniff” around the exterior of the vehicle."

"K-9 Evo alerted to the presence of narcotics and a probable cause search was conducted as a result," continued the statement.

The search of the vehicle led to the discovery of approximately 14 pounds of marijuana, THC candies, and a loaded 9mm handgun.

According to police, subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a second vehicle which contained an estimated 150 pounds of marijuana, more THC candies, and a large sum of cash.

On Wednesday, after weighing and counting the narcotics and cash from the seizure, police say 228 pounds of hydro marijuana, 70 pounds of THC candies, four firearms, and $42,625 were seized in the investigation.

The investigation remains ongoing, according to the constable's office.

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