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Father and son charged with bringing 94 pounds of pot from California to Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH — A father and son are facing felony charges after they allegedly drove nearly 100 pounds of marijuana from California to Virginia Beach, according to court documents.

Feliz Lopez Nunez, 47, and his 19-year-old son Anthony Lopez-Villanueva are both charged with transporting drugs into Virginia and distributing marijuana.

On Aug. 25, police got a tip from special agents that a large amount of marijuana was being transported from California to Virginia Beach in a black Nissan. A few days later, officers were told that the car was in Tennessee and would be in Virginia Beach on Aug. 29, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Circuit Court.

Police were also told that Nunez and Lopez-Villanueva would be staying at the Extended Stay America located at 4548 Bonney Road.

Police went to the hotel on Aug. 29, and around 8:30 a.m. they saw a black Nissan drive into the parking lot. Two men got out of the car and went into the hotel office for about five minutes. When they came out of the office, they parked the car in the back of the hotel parking lot and went into a room on the third floor, court documents state.

Later, the men left their room and were stopped by police in the parking lot. A search revealed 94 pounds of marijuana sealed in various bags that were stored in suitcases and duffel bags.

Nunez and Lopez-Villanueva were arrested. They are scheduled to appear in in Virginia Beach General District Court on Oct. 26.

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