March 24--A Colorado man was arrested Thursday after El Paso police found 30 pounds of marijuana in a car during a traffic stop, officials said.
Joseph Joaquin Rey, 41, of Colorado Springs, was arrested by officers with the Gang Suppression Unit, police said.
Police said that Rey was a driving a 2004 BMW 325I when he was pulled over for not having a rear license plate at about 4 p.m. on Alameda Avenue east of Fox Plaza. Officers smelled the marijuana and found 41 packages of marijuana in the car.
Rey was arrested on a charge of possession of more than five pounds, less than 50 pounds of marijuana, police said. He was released from jail on Friday after posting a bond of $5,409, according to an El Paso County Jail log. Records show Rey previously lived in El Paso.
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