Routine Traffic Stop Yields 136 Pounds of Pot

— Official News Release, ND Highway Patrol —

BISMARCK, N.D. – On Sunday at approximately 1:00 p.m., a North Dakota Highway Patrol trooper stopped a Hyandai Elantra, bearing Idaho license plates, east of Steele on I-94 for a traffic violation.

While speaking to the occupants, the trooper became suspicious of criminal activity. A search was performed revealing 136 pounds of marijuana. Both the driver and passenger were taken into custody and transported to the Burleigh County Detention Center. The driver was 22-year-old Andrew Xiong and the passenger was 33-year-old Jerry Yang, both from Sacramento, California.The Kidder County Sherriff’s Department and the local drug task force assisted.

The Kidder County Sherriff’s Department and the local drug task force assisted.

Josh Wolsky

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