COOPER COUNTY, Mo. — A California man and a Mexican national remain in custody Friday morning after the seizure over 300 pounds of marijuana in Cooper County yesterday.

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported the arrest of 19-year-old Jonathan S. Padilla, of Fresno, Ca. and 34-year-old Felix Lopez-Gutierrez, a Mexican national, after a traffic stop for following too closely on eastbound Interstate 70.

The highway patrol is asking for a first degree drug trafficking charge for each subject.