One man is behind bars after a Sutton County Sheriff’s Deputy discovered 74.25 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Sonora, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.


Hunter Leyton Kruenung, a 26-year-old male of Florida, was arrested on a charge of Possession of Marijuana, > 50 lbs. < 200 lbs. with Intent to Deliver.


The charge is a second-degree felony punishable by imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a term of 2 to 20 years.
Kruenung was booked in to the Sutton County Jail. Bond was set at $50,000.


At about 5:12 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020, a Deputy stopped a Black Ford F-150 for a traffic violation in the area of Interstate Highway 10 East near the 405 Mile Marker.


During the stop the driver admitted to being in possession of marijuana. Having probable cause a vehicle search was conducted.


The search revealed more than just a usable amount of marijuana, according to the press release.


The Deputy seized 74.25 pounds of marijuana. Vacuumed packed packages containing marijuana were found in a duffel bag and suitcases.


A Pit bull type dog, also in the vehicle, was turned over to Animal Control, according to the release.


The total value of the narcotics seized was $89,100, according to the Sheriff’s Office.