GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Troopers with the Georgia State Patrol and agents of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said they made a marijuana bust Tuesday afternoon worth more than $200,000.
The GBI sent Channel 2 Action News a photo of the 70 pounds of marijuana officials said agents discovered during a traffic stop in Gwinnett County near the Hamilton Mill Road exit on Interstate 85 northbound.
Three men from Charlotte, North Carolina, were arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana: Phetprasong Souriyo, 34, Brandy Souriyo, 28, and Somphone Thongkhamdy, 30.
The GBI said their arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into marijuana trafficking via the I-85 corridor from metro Atlanta north to neighboring states.
Talk about a trunk load!— Tony Thomas (@TonyThomasWSB) June 12, 2019
Drug task force (West Metro) arrested 3 ppl in traffic stop on I-85 near Hamilton Mill yesterday. Agents say they found 70 lbs of marijuana in suitcases in the trunk. Part of probe into drug dealing in Atlanta up I-85 corridor. @wsbtv @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/vGExxd88jn
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