The California Highway Patrol Monday provided details on the arrest of a man after a high-speed traffic stop on Interstate 5 near Buttonwillow.
Taken into custody Thursday was Muntasir Azad, 28.
The CHP said an officer patrolling on I-5 north of the Lerdo Highway spotted a 2019 Kia northbound at an estimated speed of 118 mph. After pulling the car over, the officer discovered a large amount of marijuana concentrate and processed marijuana oil. A High-Intensity Area Drug task force team was called to the traffic stop and found 82 pounds of the concentrate stored in 5-gallon buckets, along 600 syringes.
The team estimated that the street value of the marijuana oil would be more that $1.5 million.