More than 780 pounds of marijuana seized in Lake Los Angeles

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More than 780 pounds of marijuana were seized Thursday in Lake Los Angeles during a routine patrol, according to the LA County Sheriff’s Department.

The LA County Sheriff’s Department Lancaster station said in its press release that  “The WOW arrest of the month goes to Deputy Gruppie!”

Lake Los Angeles is east of Palmdale.

According to the press release, Deputy Gruppie is the resident deputy in Lake LA and he was performing his routine patrol near 240th Street East and Avenue J-8, when he conducted a traffic stop of a Ford F-150.

“Deputy Gruppie noticed the vehicle was towing a trailer that had a very strong odor of marijuana coming from it. During his investigation, Deputy Gruppie uncovered over 780 pounds of marijuana in the trailer,” the press release said.

Both people in the vehicle were arrested for transportation of marijuana.