COOPER COUNTY, Mo.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol recovered more than 200 pounds of marijuana since Friday after two different traffic stops in Cooper County.
A trooper pulled over Joshua Finney, 28, of Virginia, and Ezekiel Kinnebrew, 26, of Virginia as they were traveling from Colorado back to Virginia at about 8:15 a.m. on Friday. Troopers requested a K9 unit and found 115 pounds of marijuana and three stolen guns.
The two men were arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon and receiving stolen property. They were taken to the Cooper County Jail on no bond.
A Georgia man was arrested in a separate incident on Monday after a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in his car.
Tecori D. Elder-Scott, 27, was pulled over at about 10:40 a.m. Monday in Cooper County for speeding and following the car in front of him too closely. The trooper called in a K9 unit and found about 107 pounds of marijuana in the car.
Elder-Scott was arrested on suspicion of felony delivery of a controlled substance and was taken to the Cooper County Jail.