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I-70 stops in KC area net 117 pounds of pot, meth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers have seized more than 110 pounds of marijuana and two pounds of methamphetamine in two recent traffic stops.

A trooper stopped and searched a 1997 Ford Expedition headed east on Interstate 70 near the Marshall Junction on Tuesday. The trooper found 117 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the spare tire, rear fenders and the ceiling.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/wlLh1r ) two Denver residents were arrested on drug-trafficking charges in that stop.

Also Tuesday, a trooper pulled over another vehicle heading east on Interstate 70 near Sweet Springs. The trooper found two pounds of meth inside. The driver of that vehicle, a 58-year-old Sedalia resident, was arrested on a first-degree drug trafficking charge.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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