Man arrested for possession of marijuana

32-year-old Carlos Cardenas
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LAREDO, Texas (KGNS) - A Laredo man is arrested by the Webb County Sheriff’s Office after deputies find more than 300 pounds of marijuana inside his home.

The sheriff’s office arrested 32-year-old Carlos Cardenas in the case.

The sheriff’s office says they received an anonymous tip that illegal drugs were being stored at a home near the 5300 block of Campos Drive.

Webb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit launched an investigation and searched the home.

Deputies say they found 15 bundles of marijuana, which weighed about 336 pounds.

The marijuana had an estimated street value of $130,000.

Cardenas was charged with Possession of Marijuana and taken to the Webb County Jail.

The sheriff’s office is still investigating the case.

Sheriff Cuellar says, “I congratulate our Webb County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics and Patrol division on a job well done. These drugs could’ve ended in our children’s path. We will continue to fight crime and keep our community safe.”