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Man charged after authorities find 165 pounds of pot during traffic stop

A Kansas City man is charged with drug trafficking after Highway Patrol troopers pulled him over in Saline County.

Troopers stopped 25-year-old Jesus Chavez-Talamantes on I-70 near the 66 mile marker for following too closely, and cutting off another vehicle.

Troopers asked Chavez-Talamantes if they could search his car after becoming suspicious of him being linked to criminal activity following their initial conversation.

Inside his trunk, troopers found four black duffle bags containing 153 compressed bundles of marijuana weighing about 165 pounds.

Court documents said Chavez-Talamantes is a Mexican national who has been in the U.S. for four months, and had a fake ID card in the name of someone else. He also had a social security card matching the name on his ID card.

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