Kansas K-9 helps seize 106 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Published: Oct. 16, 2019 at 3:07 PM CDT
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The Saline County Sheriff's Office seized a sizable about of marijuana during a traffic stop Wednesday morning.

The sheriff's office said a deputy pulled a driver around 1 a.m. after he failed to stop at a stop sign as he was exiting I-135.

During the traffic stop, the deputy noticed an open beer container. The deputy tested the driver but didn't arrest him for driving under the influence.

The Salina Police Department's K-9, Karma, was called in to search the vehicle and hit on the scent of marijuana.

Deputies located 106 pounds of marijuana packaged in 98 bags in the back seat of the vehicle.

Alberto Lopez, 49, of Louisville, Ky., was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession with intent to distribute, no tax stamp, possession of drug paraphernalia, having an open container of alcohol and failure to stop at a stop sign.

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