Large Drug Bust Nets Two Arrests

| March 19, 2013 | 7:32 am
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Photograph courtesy of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

A large amount of marijuana was found in the trunk of a vehicle following a traffic stop Friday on I-70 in Saline County.  Highway Patrol troopers seized 9.5 pounds of marijuana and 6.25 pounds of edible marijuana candies, according to a press release.  Randall Swallows, 46, and Andrew Manley, 22, both of Indiana, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.  The two men are being held in the Saline County Jail.

Press Release from the Missouri State Highway Patrol

On March 15, 2013, a Missouri state trooper stopped a 2013 Hyundai Sonata for a traffic violation on eastbound Interstate 70 near the 63-mile marker in Saline County, Missouri. During the course of the traffic stop, inconsistencies and deceptive behavior of the driver and passenger led the trooper to ask for consent to search the vehicle, which was granted. The trooper subsequently searched the vehicle, locating 9.5 pounds of marijuana and 6.25 pounds of edible marijuana candies concealed inside the trunk of the vehicle.

Randall E. Swallows, 46, and Andrew L. Manley, 22, both of Anderson, Indiana, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and transported to Saline County Jail.

The charges for which the above individuals were arrested are mere accusation and not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the above charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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