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Over 520 pounds of marijuana confiscated by Minnesota State Patrol in recent stops

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ST. PAUL -

Three separate traffic stops on Minnesota highways in recent weeks have resulted in 524 pounds of marijuana being confiscated by the State Patrol.

Authorities say troopers stopped a vehicle in Otter Tail County for an obstructed license plate.

The officers could plainly see bags on the center console and a woman sitting on packaged bags of marijuana, amounting to 300 pounds.

On January 26th, another vehicle was stopped on I-94 in Otter Tail County, this time for signs of possible criminal activity.

K-9 Argo found about 200 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, which was worth about $600,000. 

On January 24th, a vehicle was stopped for speeding near Alexandria, and the trooper observed unusual behavior and items in the rental vehicle.

K-9 Renzo then searched the vehicle, and found about 24 pounds of marijuana and $8,200.

Last year, the following amounts of drugs were found by the State Patrol:

  • Marijuana - 2,642.2 pounds
  • Methamphetamine - 160.2 pounds
  • Cocaine - 17.7 pounds
  • Heroin - 14.1 pounds
  • Hashish - 9.9 pounds

In 2016, the following amounts were seized by the State Patrol:

  • Marijuana - 389.5 pounds
  • Methamphetamine = 65.7 pounds
  • Cocaine - 35.6 pounds
  • Heroin - .49 pounds
  • Hashish - 2 pounds
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