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Posted: 12:43 pm PDT October 7, 2009 ELKO, Nev. -- The Nevada Highway Patrol says officers discovered 52 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop near Elko.
The highway patrol says a trooper stopped a Honda SUV for speeding on Interstate 80 on Tuesday. The trooper called the Elko County sheriff's department for assistance. A K-9 drug dog was used and officers found two cases of marijuana weighing about 25 pounds each.
The 24-year-old driver was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance-marijuana, transporting marijuana, marijuana for sale and speeding.
The Nevada Highway Patrol says the marijuana has a street value of about $150,000.