Courtesy photo Two adults were arrested after 30.8 pounds of marijuana was found in their vehicle during a traffic stop by Walker River police Sunday evening.

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Two adults were arrested after 30.8 pounds of marijuana was found in their vehicle during a traffic stop by Walker River police Sunday evening.

A rental vehicle containing 30.8 pounds of marijuana with a value of $98,560 and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken after being stopped while speeding in Mineral County.

The vehicle was stopped by Walker River Police Department at U.S. 95, mile marker 71 (within the exterior boundaries of the Walker River Reservation) on Jan. 24 at approximately 7:21 p.m.

Occupying the rental were two adult occupants (one male and one female) and a four-month-old infant.

According to a press release from the Walker River Police Department, “A controlled substance was discovered during the initial contact and the vehicle was impounded and a search warrant applied for and granted.”

Within the vehicle, the 30.8 pounds of marijuana and the cash were discovered.

The State Department of Children and Family Services took the possession of the infant and the adults were booked into the Mineral County Jail.

Another officer of Walker River Police Department and a deputy from Mineral County Sheriff’s Office assisted the arresting officer on this stop.

“The Walker River Police Department thanks Mineral County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Children and Family Services for their assistance,” the press release concluded.