POLICE: Five Louisville men arrested after 120 lbs. of pot found

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police have arrested five men, accusing them of engaging in organized crime after officers say 120 lbs. of marijuana was discovered.

It happened on National Turnpike, near the Outer Loop, on Friday afternoon.

Police say that while they were conducting a drug investigation, they witnessed five people pull into an address at that location. Those suspects were: 29-year-old Jorge Ruiz-Reyes, 24-year-old Eydeger Gonzales, 41-year-old Garcia J. Peraza, 23-year-old Walfrido Fernandez and 21-year-old Carlos Turrelles Arias.

Police say they approached the suspects and could smell "a strong odor" of marijuana coming from a truck.

Police allegedly found 120 lbs. of marijuana in six bundles.

All five of the men were charged with engaging in organized crime and trafficking in marijuana. Peraza was also charged with possession of a controlled substance after officers allegedly found cocaine in his pocket.

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