Northwest Missouri traffic stop nets 1K pounds of marijuana

Monday, May 10, 2010 | 5:05 p.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY — A truck driver has been arrested on drug charges in northwest Missouri after prosecutors say his truck contained more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a news release Monday that the truck driver was stopped for a safety compliance check on Interstate 35 outside Kearney on Monday.

The patrol said a trooper who searched the truck found about 1,240 pounds of marijuana inside the semi-trailer. The driver, who is from Los Angeles, was arrested on drug charges and was being held at the Clay County Sheriff's Department.

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