Florida troopers seize more than 100 pounds of marijuana on Alligator Alley

Owen Onfroy
Posted at 4:43 AM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 11:56:01-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol on Wednesday seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Alligator Alley in Southwest Florida.

Troopers say they pulled over a Toyota Camry for excessive window tint and a move over violation.

A police K-9 named Baca then alerted troopers to 115 pounds of marijuana inside the trunk of the car.

A photo from the @FHPSWFL Twitter account shows multiple bales stacked on a FHP vehicle.

The driver, Owen Onfroy, 49, was arrested and faces charges of felony drug possession and trafficking.

Troopers say the marijuana has a street value of more than $1 million.

Court records show bond was set at $35,500.