Hundreds of pounds of drugs are now off the streets in mid-Missouri after a special enforcement project by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Sgt. Scott White with Troop F said troopers seized 234 pounds of marijuana, eight pounds of meth and over two pounds of cocaine over the past several days. He said they also recovered a gun from a felon and a stolen vehicle.
“There’s no denying that I-70 is a drug corridor,” White told ABC 17 News. “It stretches across a huge portion of the United States and these large drug seizures are not anything we have not seen before.”
Jarad Harper, supervisory special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, said it’s no surprise to see such a large quantity. He said transporting drugs in vehicles is a common method of transportation.
Multiple people were also arrested and charged after the special enforcement project.
“Many people make the argument that the flow of drugs will never stop, that it’s a problem we can’t get on top of but we would also argument that we’re not going to stop. This is something that we do every single day and we believe that every little bit helps,” White said.