Troopers: Bags of pot found, seized on highway

Ceria Alfonso
Abril 17, 2018

The drug bust happened at around 11 a.m. Monday on Interstate 70 in Hancock County, when troopers say they noticed a 2017 Ford Expedition weaving through traffic lanes.

LSO said there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, and cannabis edibles were spotted by the deputy.

The man, who lives in Sioux City, Iowa, was arrested on suspicion of possession for sale and suspicion of other crimes.

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When officers looked inside, the SUV was packed with 78 pounds of marijuana sealed in clear bags.

Joseph Sierra-Quezada, 22, from Iowa, was arrested on two outstanding warrants, possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of money in violation of a state statute. The street value of the marijuana is estimated to be around $250,000.

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