A Tacoma man was arrested early Wednesday after sheriff’s deputies in North Dakota found 13 pounds of marijuana in the back of his vehicle during a routine traffic stop, according to the Morton County Sheriff’s Department.
The 38-year-old man was speeding about 12:30 a.m. while headed eastbound on Interstate 94 near Mandan, North Dakota, a Sheriff’s Department news release states.
A deputy pulled the man over, then smelled marijuana, the release said. The man admitted to smoking some earlier in the trip and said he had a small amount in the trunk.
The man was detained and deputies searched his car, finding 21 vacuum-sealed bags containing about 13 pounds of marijuana, which deputies valued at $33,000.
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The man was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and his bond was set at $5,000.