Deputies seize 106 pounds of marijuana in Kansas traffic stop

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Over 100 pounds of marijuana was discovered after a traffic stop in Saline County, authorities say. 

The sheriff’s office told the Salina Journal that a deputy stopped a 2019 Dodge Durango near State Street and I-135 early Wednesday morning. The driver, 49-year-old Alberto Lopez, was heading south on I-135 and allegedly ran a stop sign at State Street. 

The deputy noticed an open container of beer and tested Lopez for DUI. The sheriff’s office said the deputy was suspicious and called for K-9 unit.

Salina Police Department K-9 Karma indicated something on the vehicle, and authorities found 106 pounds of pot in 98 packages.

Lopez, of Louisville, Kentucky, was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, no tax stamp, driving with an open container of alcohol and failure to stop.

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