Officials Seize 58 Pounds Of Marijuana In Gouverneur

Officials Seize 58 Pounds Of Marijuana In Gouverneur

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Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection Courtesy: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

U.S. Border Patrol and state police seized 58 pounds of marijuana, valued at nearly a quarter-million dollars, in the town of Gouverneur.

According to the Border Patrol, agents saw a suspicious vehicle driving southbound on Route 11 on Thursday. 

After the vehicle pulled into a drug store parking lot, agents said they talked to the driver, who told them she was traveling to Watertown to look at a puppy. 

Officials said they used a K-9 unit to determine there was marijuana in the trunk of the car.

Agents searched the trunk and discovered the 58 pounds of marijuana hidden in garbage bags and a dog food bag.

The woman, 26 year old Ashlyn Lazare-Cole of Hogansburg, is facing felony charges of first-degree criminal possession of marijuana.

She and the evidence were turned over to state police.

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