UHP troopers find 150 pounds of marijuana, $128K in vehicle

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah, Nov. 20, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Two men were charged Wednesday after allegedly attempting to transport 150 pounds of marijuana through Utah.

A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Summit County said Robert Dale Clark, 43, of Ozark, Missouri, and Edward Knowlton Green, 33, of Bloomington, Illinois, are each facing a charge of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a second-degree felony.

On Oct. 25, troopers conducted a traffic stop in Summit County on a silver Dodge pickup truck with two male occupants for a traffic violation, the statement said.

“As I was conducting paperwork for the stop and required records checks I engaged in conversation with the subjects,” the statement said. “During conversation I became suspicious of criminal activity after receiving conflicting statements and signs of nervousness.”

The narcotics-certified K-9 Bear was deployed around the exterior of the vehicle.

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“Bear gave a positive indication to the odor of narcotics emitting from within the vehicle,” the statement said. “The driver denied any drugs in the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted. Under the locked truck bed cover I located six large duffel bags that contained approximately 150 pounds of raw marijuana.”

Both subjects were placed under arrest; a continuing search revealed three packages of vacuum-sealed U.S. currency, each labeled with the dollar amount, the statement said.

According to the packages there was a total of $124,000 in the vehicle. There was an additional $4,000 located in the center console in a black bag.

The State Bureau of Investigation conducted follow up investigation on the two subjects. The suspects were booked in the Summit County Jail with bail set for each man at $10,000.

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