Authorities discover 17 pounds of marijuana during Corson County traffic stop

CORSON COUNTY, S.D. — A routine vehicle stop led to the discovery of 17 pounds of marijuana, according to a Facebook post from the Corson County Sheriff’s Office.

On June 18th at 11:30 p.m., Corson County Deputy Mark Bilben conducted a stop of a speeding vehicle on US HWY 12, near mile post 166.

During the investigation, the on-duty K9 Team was requested to come out from the Mobridge Police Department. K9 Team Pepin and “Zane” was deployed and indicated on the vehicle. When the investigation was completed, they found a 17 pound load of marijuana was being transported from the West Coast to Aberdeen, S.D..

The marijuana was estimated as having a street value of over $51,000. A 38 year old male from Pooler, Georgia was placed under arrest before being transported to jail, for charges including speeding on a state highway, disorderly conduct, drug possession with intent to distribute and resisting arrest.

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