A traffic stop for a vehicle code violation led to the discovery of a large quantity of marijuana and the arrest of four men on Wednesday.
The traffic stop happened around 7:40 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of Lander Avenue.
"During the traffic stop, officers detained four subjects and established probable cause to conduct a search of the vehicle," said Turlock Police spokesperson Sgt. Michael Parmley.
Inside the vehicle Turlock police officers found 28 pounds of pre-packaged marijuana along with approximately $35,000 in cash. The marijuana had an approximate street value of $28,000, according to the police department.
The four men in the vehicle — Jose Penaloza, 33, of Turlock; Majid Hassan, 26, of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Riyad Sabir, 33, of Conyers, Georgia; and Ali Mohamed, 29 of San Diego — were arrested and cited for narcotics related charges.
The marijuana and money were confiscated.
Anyone with any information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact Officer Jake Young at (209) 668-6575.