BISMARCK, N.D. – Yesterday afternoon, a highway patrol trooper stopped a vehicle for minor traffic violations and discovered 183 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, one of the North Dakota Highway Patrol’s largest drug busts.
A Dodge minivan was eastbound on I-94 between Mandan and Bismarck in a construction zone.
The driver, Harold Miller, 71, of Sacramento, California, was stopped for traffic violations.
During the stop, the trooper detected a strong odor of marijuana.
Miller admitted to having marijuana inside the vehicle. A subsequent search revealed 183 pounds of marijuana with an approximate street value of $700,000.
Miller was placed under arrest for possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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