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Police: Drug seizure made after traffic stop
By: Jesse Martinez
EL PASO, Texas An attempted traffic stop led police on a short pursuit where two men were riding in a van containing 344 bundles of marijuana, police said.
Timothy Santiago, 22, was driving a 2003 GMC van with Antonio Diaz, 21, as his passenger when police tried to stop them for a traffic violation around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said Santiago tried to flee from officers and crashed into a stationary red Toyota at the 1500 block of Lee Trevino Drive.
Santiago continued south on Lee Trevino Drive when he crashed into another Toyota vehicle before stopped in a cement ditch at Yermoland and Lee Trevino drive, police said.
Police seized 371 pounds of marijuana from the two and arrested them, officials said.
Santiago was charged with possession of marijuana more than 50 pounds and evading arrest or detention. His bail was set at $152,000.
Diaz was charged with possession of marijuana and his bail was set at $90,000.