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Large Amount of Marijuana and Cocaine Seized in Pittsburg


Over 10 pounds of marijuana and over 150 grams of cocaine is seized in Pittsburg.


Yesterday afternoon, a Pittsburg Police officer saw a white 2008 Dodge Ram pickup fail to stop for a red traffic light. The officer pulled the vehicle over and upon approaching the truck noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside. The driver, 25-year-old Quionte M. Tidwell, and passenger, 52-year-old Jose Flores-Velez, were detained while the officer searched the pickup. During the search, the officer located a loaded 9mm handgun, 13 two-ounce containers of THC, 4,777 grams of marijuana, and 162 grams of cocaine.


Tidwell was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, felony possession of narcotics and marijuana with intent to distribute, felony possession of narcotics and paraphernalia and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. This continues to be an ongoing investigation.


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