Police seize 550 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop
TOOELE, Utah — A man is in custody after police seized about 550 pounds of marijuana from his trailer.
The man was identified as Matthew Keltner.
According to court documents, police stopped a car on eastbound I-80 near mile marker 72 for expired registration on the trailer attached to it.
During the course of the traffic stop, the officer responding “became suspicious” and a Police Service Dog was brought in to sniff the exterior of the vehicle.
Court documents state, “A positive indication to the presence of narcotics was observed and a probable cause search was completed.” Neither occupant of the vehicle had a medical marijuana card issued to them and 20 black garbage bags were removed from the trailer.
“A total of 486 vacuum sealed packages weighing approximately 550 pounds, of a green leafy substance were removed from the garbage bags. The green leafy substance NIK tested positive for marijuana.”
Both occupants had interviews with agents from State Bureau of Investigation after the bulk marijuana was located with “minimal information being given.”
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