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Pair Traveling The Highway Arrested For Transporting Pot

khts_crimeDeputies driving southbound on the I-5 freeway near Highway 138 pulled over a vehicle around 11 a.m. and discovered a large amount of marijuana in the car.

According to Lt. Mark Hershey of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station, a search of the car yielded 42 pounds of marijuana.


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Vladimir Pricota, 32, of Bloomington, CA and John Hopper, 31, of Riverside were arrested and booked at the Santa Clarita Valley station on suspicion of transporting marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. Both Pricota and Hopper are being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.