One of three Florida women arrested in Wichita County last year on marijuana possession charges escaped jail time on Friday in a plea deal. On March 30, 2016, at around 10 am, DPS officers stopped Valeria Lopez, 20, of Eustis, Florida, Norma Lopez-Martinez, 22, and Kassandra Rocha, 23, both of Umatilla, Florida, on U.S. 287 near Iowa Park.

Lopez was the driver of the Nissan Altima. A search of the vehicle turned up multiple packaged bundles of marijuana, weighing in at around 174 pounds and valued at $449,000. All three women were booked into the Wichita County Jail and charged with possession of marijuana. Valeria Lopez accepted a deal that included a $1,000 fine and 7 years probation. The drugs were being taken from Phoenix to Florida.