I-70 stops net 117 pounds of pot, two pounds of meth

Thursday, March 15, 2012 | 10:32 a.m. CDT; updated 5:20 p.m. CDT, Thursday, March 15, 2012

KANSAS CITY — Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers have seized 117 pounds of marijuana and two pounds of methamphetamine in two recent traffic stops on Interstate 70.

A trooper stopped and searched a 1997 Ford Expedition headed east near Marshall Junction on Tuesday. The trooper found the marijuana concealed inside the spare tire, rear fenders and the ceiling.

The Kansas City Star reported two Denver residents were arrested on drug-trafficking charges in that stop.

Also Tuesday, a trooper pulled over another vehicle heading east on I-70 near Sweet Springs. The trooper found two pounds of meth inside. The driver of that vehicle, a 58-year-old Sedalia resident, was arrested on a first-degree drug trafficking charge.


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