2 accused of hauling 223 pounds of pot in NE Kansas

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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WATHENA, Kan. (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Kansas have arrested two Mexican nationals accused of hauling more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

The St. Joseph News-Press reports (http://bit.ly/1gXU3v4 ) Wathena Police Chief Jason Pendleton stopped the men for speeding as they were driving through Wathena on U.S. 36 last week.

Pendleton says officers found 151 packages of suspected marijuana, totaling about 223 pounds. He estimates the street value to be between $500,000 and $700,000.

The two men have been booked into the Doniphan County jail on several charges, including possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, no drug tax stamp and conspiracy to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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