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