WANSHIP (News4Utah)- Troopers with the Utah Highway Patrol stopped more than 350 pounds of marijuana from being sold in Minnesota, officials said.
Around 7:30 a.m. Monday a UHP trooper stopped a pickup truck near Wanship on I-80 for making an improper lane change.
“After speaking to the driver of the vehicle, the UHP trooper became suspicious of criminal activity,” a press release said.
The trooper’s K9 indicated a drug odor was coming from the vehicle, officials said, and a search was conducted.
The Utah Department of Public Safety’s State Bureau of Investigation agents responded as well.
356 pounds of marijuana was found in the bed of the truck, troopers said.
According to SBI agents the marijuana came from North Carolina and was headed to Minnesota.
“SBI agents estimated each pound of the drug will sell for $2,500,” officials said. That’s about $890,000 for all 356 pounds.