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Suspects accused in major Louisville pot bust arraigned

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Four people taken down in one of Louisville's biggest drug busts faced a judge Friday morning.

For months, detectives were watching Evelia Macias-Farias, and made their move Tuesday night.

They stopped the 39-year-old mother on Taylorsville Road for a traffic violation, and allegedly discovered thousands of dollars and loads of pot in her car.

Police searched her home on Winding River Way, and another home nearby.

Only WDRB was there as detectives discovered more than 2,000 lbs. of marijuana stuffed into trash bags, and cash totaling more than $1 million.

Evelia Macias Farias, her son, his girlfriend and another man -- all illegal immigrants from Mexico -- were arraigned Friday morning and had to have a translator.

LMPD believes the suspects were working directly with drug cartels as part of a major pipeline operation coming from Mexico.

Their bonds were set at $10,000 apiece -- and it's believed ICE -- or Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- has a hold on each of them.

If federal charges are filed the entire family could be deported.

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