Man arrested in I-80 drug bust

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 10 2009 12:49 p.m. MST

17 pounds of marijuana is shown following a traffic stop on I-80 Monday. A California man was arrested on investigation of drug offenses.

Utah Highway Patrol

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A California man has been arrested in connection with a drug bust on I-80 near Salt Lake City.

The Utah Highway Patrol said a trooper stopped an eastbound vehicle Monday night for improper signal. The trooper found inconsistencies in the man's story, the UHP said, and deployed a police dog to investigate. The dog indicated the presence of drugs and a search revealed 17 pounds of marijuana, six ounces of hash and $1,000 cash, troopers said.

The man, 34, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of drug offenses.

— Ben Winslow

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