250 pounds of marijuana found in pickup truck tool box

2 years 2 months 1 week ago Tuesday, May 09 2017 May 9, 2017 Tuesday, May 09, 2017 11:36:43 PM CDT May 09, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

SULLIVAN (AP) — Two people are in custody after 250 pounds of marijuana worth a quarter-million dollars was found during a traffic stop in eastern Missouri.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Franklin County deputies stopped a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado for a traffic violation at 4:30 a.m. Monday on Interstate 44 near Sullivan. They found marijuana in a false compartment in the pickup's tool box.

The suspects are a 21-year-old man from Mexico and a 42-year-old woman from Moscow Mills, Missouri. Authorities say the man is in the country illegally and will be turned over to immigration enforcement officials.

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