Just before 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 21, 2021, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies with the Highway Safety Unit performed a traffic stop on I-22 East bound just before the I-65 South bound interchange. During the stop, the deputy smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted, which yielded 156 lbs. of marijuana.
Jesus Lozano-Penaloza, of California and Rossel Antonio Figueroa-Lopez, of Honduras, were arrested and charged with Trafficking in Marijuana. No bond has been set at this time.