Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Javier Cortez-Lopez, 44, and Ma Elena Mota De Leon, 40, both of Ontario, CA, early Saturday (12/5) morning for possession of marijuana for sale, transportation of marijuana for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia, felonies. Approximately 3:40 a.m., deputies conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 40 at milepost 51. Deputies contacted Cortez-Lopez and Mota De Leon. During the investigation, 50 pounds of
marijuana with an estimated street value of $200,000 was located in the vehicle. Cortez-Lopez and Mota De Leon were taken into custody without incident. GIITEAM (Gang and Immigration Intelligence Team Enforcement Mission) detectives responded and assisted. They were transported and booked into the Mohave County Jail. The vehicle was towed from the scene.