Florida man arrested after trooper finds 70 pounds of marijuana

4 years 5 months 2 days ago Tuesday, April 14 2015 Apr 14, 2015 Tuesday, April 14, 2015 3:10:00 PM CDT April 14, 2015 in News
By: Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper arrested a Florida man Tuesday morning after finding about 70 pounds of marijuana in his car.

MSHP said a trooper pulled over 34-year-old Christopher Asbury on Interstate 70 because Asbury was following another vehicle too closely.

MSHP said the trooper asked for permission to search Asbury's car, but Asbury said "no". The trooper then used a Patrol K-9, which led to a probably cause search of the car. During the search, the trooper found marijuana in two suitcases and a duffle bag, along with $8,000.

MSHP said the trooper arrested Asbury for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and driving while suspended. He was in the Callaway County Jail Tuesday afternoon on a $25,000 bond.

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