Speeding stop leads to pot bust in Bismarck area

A stop for speeding in the Bismarck area led to the seizure of 30 pounds of marijuana.

On Wednesday, a North Dakota Highway Patrol officer stopped a pickup traveling east near the 159 exit on Interstate 94 for speeding and illegally tinted windows.

During the stop, the trooper smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A “probable cause’ search of the vehicle revealed 30 pounds of packaged marijuana, a small amount of hashish and $1,100 in cash.

The two suspects, Ulises Rodriguez and Deandre Nixon, were reportedly traveling from Portland, Oregon to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania via Minneapolis.

Both individuals were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of hashish, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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