Troopers Seized 102 lbs of Marijuana on Traffic Stop

On November 18, 2013, a Missouri state trooper stopped a 2013 Lincoln MKS for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 93-mile marker in Cooper County, Missouri. During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the driver led the trooper to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was denied. A Missouri State Highway Patrol canine was called to the scene and gave a positive indication of drugs in the vehicle. The trooper subsequently searched the vehicle, locating 102 pounds of marijuana concealed inside the trunk and rear seat area of the vehicle.

Gary L. Pinson, 64, from Rock Hill, South Carolina, was arrested for first degree drug trafficking and transported to the Cooper County Jail.

The charge for which the above individual was arrested is mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the above charge must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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