Traffic Stop Leads to Marijuana Seizure

 (Marijuana found in the vehicle)

On Wednesday, a ND Highway Patrol trooper stopped a pickup traveling east on I‐94 near mile marker 159 for exceeding the speed limit and illegally tinted windows.

During the stop, the trooper smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle. A probable cause search of the vehicle revealed 30 pounds of packaged

marijuana, a small amount of hashish, and $1100 in cash.

The two suspects, Ulises Rodriguez and Deandre Nixon, were traveling from Portland, Oregon to Pittsburgh, PA via Minneapolis.

Both individuals were charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, possession of hashish, and possession of drug paraphernalia.