Troopers seize $676,000 in marijuana
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More than 338 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of $676,000, was seized from drug runners on December 2 by the Utah Highway Patrol south of Blanding.	Courtesy photo
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Law enforcement personnel seized 338 pounds of marijuana from a vehicle on December 2 south of Blanding.

A Highway Patrol trooper stopped a white Chevrolet Traverse with Arizona plates for lane travel violations and illegal window tint. The vehicle was searched and troopers found several large duffel bags throughout the vehicle that were full of marijuana.

Troopers noticed that a Black GMC appeared to have been following the Chevrolet. That vehicle was stopped further down the highway. There were no drugs in the second vehicle, but cell phone records indicate that they were traveling together.

Three individuals were charged with felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Two of the individuals are undocumented foreign nationals and the third is a US citizen.

Officials believe they were headed to Missouri

The street value of the illegal drugs is approximately $676,000.
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Manubrium
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December 16, 2010
Great work!
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