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Karla Munoz

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Law enforcement stopped a mother driving her children and 116 pounds of marijuana to a wedding, WMC reported.

Karla Munoz, 23, of Arizona, was arrested.

A highway patrol trooper saw a 5-year-old lying unrestrained in the backseat and a 7-year-old in the middle seat. He asked for permission to search the vehicle.

The trooper and two drug agents uncovered hidden compartments in the vehicle’s floorboard. The compartments were lined with lead to avoid detection by x-ray machines at the border. Inside were 116 pounds of marijuana.

“It is really a sad day when a parent engages in criminal activity, endangering their children,” Commissioner Bill Gibbons said.