140 pounds of marijuana found during Marion County stop

4 years 11 months 2 weeks ago Monday, September 29 2014 Sep 29, 2014 Monday, September 29, 2014 9:35:00 AM CDT September 29, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

HANNIBAL (AP) - A Boston woman will face charges after police said they found 140 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in northeast Missouri.

The Hannibal Courier-Post reported the Friday arrest was the largest marijuana bust in the history of Marion County.

Prosecutor David Clayton said 38-year-old Julisa Ramirez was driving east on U.S. 36 near Hannibal when she was stopped. Officers reportedly detected an overwhelming marijuana smell. Clayton said marijuana was vacuum-sealed and stored in several duffel bags.

Police said they believe Ramirez was simply driving through Missouri. She was jailed on $100,000 cash-only bond on drug trafficking charges.

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