On Wednesday, May 21, an ordinary traffic stop ended up yielding a large synthetic marijuana bust on US-77 and County Rd 36 in Robstown.
At approximately 3:42 p.m., Robstown Police Officer Isaac Deleon conducted the traffic stop for speeding in a construction zone. Officer Deleon then made contact with the driver of the vehicle, identified as 31-year-old Michael Flores, and the passenger, identified as 20-year-old Luis Cid, both from McAllen.
At this point, Cid told the officers that 500 bags of synthetic marijuana was stashed in the trunk of the vehicle. Officers then located black trash bags in the trunk, containing several zip lock bags full of suspected synthetic marijuana, totaling 15 lbs.
According to Robstown Police, Cid owns a "smoke shop" in McAllen, and Flores is employed as a Correctional Officer.
On Tuesday, May 22 at approximately 2:30, both suspects were seen in the Robstown Magistrate Court, charged with Possession with bonds set at $100,000. The District Attorney will next review the case and present it to a grand jury on a later date.