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August 28, 2013

33 pounds of marijuana seized on Kansas Turnpike

Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies have been involved in two significant marijuana busts in recent days, an official said Wednesday.

Sedgwick County sheriff’s deputies have been involved in two significant marijuana busts in recent days, an official said Wednesday.

This past Thursday, a search after a traffic stop found 32.5 pounds of marijuana in a car on the Kansas Turnpike between the 127th and Lincoln interchanges, sheriff’s Lt. David Mattingly said. “That’s not a bad catch at all,” he said. Mattingly said he didn’t know the estimated street value of the marijuana.

The marijuana was found after a sheriff’s dog indicated it had detected drugs, the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. According to the account, the driver, a 33-year-old Kansas City man, was arrested for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute it.

Also, this past Thursday, authorities acting on a Crime Stoppers tip seized 17 marijuana plants and 1.5 pounds of processed marijuana at an indoor and outdoor facility in a fairly rural area in the 9000 block of South Meridian, south of Haysville, Mattingly said. Investigators arrested a man in his 20s.

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