Nearly 200 pounds of marijuana seized in Summit Co.

Published 12/02 2012 01:51PM

Updated 12/02 2012 02:37PM

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Two separate traffic stops along I-80 in Summit County led to the seizure of 145 pounds of marijuana.

While working with the DEA Interdiction Unit on Thursday, a Summit County deputy smelled marijuana during a conversation with a driver during a routine traffic stop, stated a press release distributed by the Summit County Sheriff's Office. After the deputy conducted a search of the vehicle, he found user amounts of marijuana in the passenger compartment. A K9 unit later located 40 pounds of marijuana in the subject's vehicle.

On Saturday deputies conducted another routine traffic stop on I-80 near Wanship. After a positive indication by a K9 unit, the vehicle was searched and 104 pounds of marijuana were located in the trunk of the vehicle.

Including these two drug seizures, nearly 200 pounds of marijuana have been seized during routine traffic stops by Summit County Deputies in the last two weeks.

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