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‘110lbs of marijuana seized’ — Missouri Highway Patrol tweets about drug bust

Troopers seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Platte County Friday.
Troopers seized more than 100 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop in Platte County Friday.

The Missouri Highway Patrol posted a photo to Twitter Friday night that showed someone’s weekend plans had gone up in smoke.

“110lbs of marijuana seized from a traffic stop!” the patrol wrote via Twitter.

The attached photo shows dozens of bags of marijuana.

Sgt. Collin Stosberg of the patrol told The Star that the bust occurred in Platte County. A trooper detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and a probable cause search revealed the stash in a hidden factory compartment.

“#JustSayNo #MakeSmartChoices,” the patrol wrote on Twitter.

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One day later, on Saturday, Nevada became the fifth state to allow marijuana to be sold in stores for recreational purposes. Voters there approved legalization in November. It's the fastest turnaround from the ballot box to retail sales, the Associated Press reports.

Nevada joins Colorado, Oregon, Washington and Alaska as the only states to allow the purchase by adults of marijuana, which remains banned by the federal government.

Max Londberg: 816-234-4378, @MaxLondberg

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