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Mass. Man Caught With 980 Pounds Of Marijuana In South Dakota

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RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Highway Patrol says a trooper who stopped a vehicle on Interstate 90 discovered nearly half a ton of marijuana.

The trooper stopped the pickup truck for speeding east of Rapid City on Friday, and authorities say a drug dog uncovered numerous bales of marijuana under a cover in the back of the pickup.

A 40-year-old Massachusetts man was arrested on drug charges including possession of 980 pounds of marijuana.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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