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Deputy finds 24 pounds of marijuana during traffic stop

Saturday night, a Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office Deputy noticed an odor of marijuana coming from a car during a traffic stop.

Posted: Aug 18, 2019 6:11 PM
Updated: Aug 18, 2019 6:13 PM

YREKA, Calif.,--A routine traffic stop this weekend in Siskiyou County ended in deputies seizing 24 pounds of marijuana. This happened in the Dorris area. A Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a driver for a traffic infraction, the deputy noticed an odor of marijuana. The driver of the car admitted he had a large amount of marijuana and was traveling out of state.

In addition to the marijuana, 90 milliliters of hash oil and a large sum of money were also seized. Mr. Ming Yang Wang of Texas was arrested and booked in the Siskiyou County Jail. The drugs were headed out of California.

The Siskiyou Unified Major Investigation Team (SUMIT), a local California Department of Justice (DOJ)-led drug task force, with participants from DOJ, SCSO, Yreka Police Department, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) that primarily investigates major drug crimes, was contacted, responded, and is assisting with the on-going investigation.

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