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Posted: Friday, February, 9, 2018. 2:51 P.M. CST.

By BBN Staff: A man and his female companion will be escorted to court today to answer to charges to drug trafficking after they were busted with over 18 pounds of cannabis.

Around 6:45 p.m., police were conducting an operation in, Teakettle village when cops observed a white Toyota Matrix parked on the side of the road.

According to police reports,  a man was standing beside the vehicle and a woman was seated in the driver’s side.

Officers became suspicious and decided to search the vehicle, during which they found the cannabis wrapped in 7 parcels.

The man was later identified as Ernesto Almendarez, 29; while the woman was identified as Brittany Hutchinson, 22.

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