Troopers find 50 pounds of marijuana in I-55 traffic stop

PEMISCOT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Troopers seized 50 pounds of marijuana Thursday after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 in Pemiscot County.

Kelli R. Ewers, 18, of Spring, Texas was arrested for drug trafficking, according to Trooper Clark Parrott.

According to the highway patrol, Ewers' SUV was stopped shortly after 9 a.m. for a traffic violation. Troopers say they suspected indicators of criminal activity, but were denied a search of the SUV by  Ewers. A K-9 was called in, and alerted police about something in the rear of the vehicle.

Parrott says a probable cause search revealed two duffel bags, each containing 14 bundles of processed marijuana that were wrapped in plastic and dryer sheets. Troopers say the total weight of the marijuana was 50-pounds.

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