COOPER COUNTY, Mo. (WGNO) -- A traffic violation turned into trafficking charges after a highway patrol stop Thursday afternoon.
Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol pulled over a vehicle headed east on Interstate 70 in Cooper County for following too closely.
When the troopers inspected the vehicle, they discovered 301 pounds of marijuana in vacuum-sealed bags in the back.
The two men in the vehicle were taken into custody and booked into the Cooper County Jail. Charges are pending in the investigation.