Kansas deputies seize 350 pounds of pot during traffic stop on I-70

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Credit: Sterling Heights Police Department/Facebook Credit: Sterling Heights Police Department/Facebook
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KAKE) -

Authorities have arrested three people after 350 pounds of marijuana were found during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in Kansas.

Deputies with the Geary County Drug Interdiction Unit stopped a vehicle on I-70 last Thursday, April 5. During their investigation, law enforcement discovered the pot in the vehicle, which was en route to Sterling Heights, Michigan.

Two people were arrested and Geary County notified the Drug Enforcement Administration's Michigan office. A third suspect was arrested the following day in Sterling Heights, which is north of Detroit.

The DEA and Michigan authorities also seized $326,000 in cash.

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"Michigan Medical Marijuana laws and guide lines are very specific, but in this incident the laws were clearly violated," the Sterling Heights Police Department said on Facebook. "This outstanding team effort resulted in three arrests, and a large confiscation of narcotics and illegal drug money." 

The names of the suspects were not released. The investigation is ongoing. 

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