300 Pounds of Pot Alleged in I-55 Stop

7 years 4 months 1 week ago Tuesday, June 05 2012 Jun 5, 2012 Tuesday, June 05, 2012 3:32:44 PM CDT June 05, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

SIKESTON (AP) -- A Texas man is in custody after authorities allegedly found 300 pounds of marijuana in his car following a traffic stop on Interstate 55 in southeast Missouri.

The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 42-year-old Michael McHale of Austin, Texas, was stopped by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper on Saturday for following too closely and a window tint violation. The patrol says a drug-sniffing dog led authorities to 12 bundles of marijuana in the trunk and behind a passenger door.

McHale is jailed without bond. He does not yet have a listed attorney.

 

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