Los Angeles man arrested with nearly 60 pounds of marijuana

Nearly 60 pounds of marijuana inside three duffel bags cost a man his life savings but granted him a free trip to jail Wednesday. Alexis Dixon, 23, of Los Angeles was arrested early Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies pulled over the blue 2004 Toyota Camry he was driving at 2:37 a.m. on Highway 36W, east of Baker Road. Deputies stopped Dixon for not having a front license plate, a sheriff’s press release said. Upon investigation, he was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

Nobody else was in the car. Before the Camry was towed, deputies did an inventory search of the vehicle, the release said. Of four duffel bags found, three bags together contained 58 one-pound bags of marijuana, the release said. Two vacuum seal machines and bags were in the fourth duffel bag.

Dixon told deputies he was driving from Humboldt County back to Los Angeles and had used his life savings to purchase the marijuana, the release said. He claimed it was for personal use and he had no plans to sell it. Dixon was booked on charges of possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and driving on a suspended license. Bail was set at $101,140.

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