Traffic stop leads to confiscation of more than 500 pounds of marijuana in Andrew County

Traffic stop leads to seizure of more than 500 pounds of marijuana in Andrew County.

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 3:57 PM
Updated: Oct 30, 2018 4:40 PM

(ANDREW COUNTY, Mo.)— A traffic stop In Andrew County lead to the seizure of more than 500 pounds of marijuana last week.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a state trooper pulled over a vehicle driven by 61-year-old Ricky Allan Martin, Sunset Hills, Missouri, on Oct. 25 on Interstate 29 in Andrew County.

A report by the MSHP said a probably cause search by a Buchanan County deputy and K-9 revealed 514 pounds of marijuana.

Martin was arrested on trafficking drugs—1st degree over the statutory amount and possession of a controlled substance, according to the MSHP. 

Martin was also transported to the Andrew County Sheriff's Department in Savannah.

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