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Motorhome carrying 100 pounds of pot from Colorado seized in Tennessee

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Posted at 1:42 PM, Aug 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 15:42:41-04

JASPER, Tenn. (AP) -- A traffic stop in Tennessee turned into a big drug bust when authorities found 100 pounds of marijuana stashed in a motorhome.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper observed several indicators of possible criminal activity after making the stop in Marion County. The trooper called for backup and received permission to search the motorhome.

The trooper and his K-9 found several duffel bags and boxes in the bedroom area.

Authorities say the motorhome driver eventually revealed it was marijuana. Troopers then located six cardboard boxes containing 83 vacuum sealed bags of high grade marijuana weighing a total of 100 pounds.

The vehicle was seized and the suspect was arrested.

The driver was traveling from Colorado, where he got the marijuana, to Florida.

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