Officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol found 34 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a car during a routine traffic stop Sunday evening, according to a tweet from the Highway Patrol's Troop F.

The driver was stopped on Interstate 70 for speeding, according to the tweet.

Troop F has previously found large drug shipments during their patrol. In December of last year, a routine traffic stop led to the discovery of over 300 pounds of marijuana, according to reporting from the Missourian.

The Highway Patrol did not respond to requests for comment.

This story will be updated as more information is released. 

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