$100,000 marijuana seized in Stutsman County traffic stop
A California man is in custody in the Stutsman County Correctional Center after allegedly possessing more than $100,000 worth of marijuana, according to Matt Thom, deputy with the Stutsman County Sheriff’s Office.
Samuel Hanna, 48, Eureka, Calif., was “initially observed” on Interstate 94, Thom said. A traffic stop was made when Hanna pulled off the highway at the Superpumper station Tuesday.
Hanna denied a request to search his vehicle. Thom said he could smell marijuana and his K9 unit confirmed the suspicion. A search of the vehicle yielded 16 1/2 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a large knife.
Hanna’s initial appearance has not been scheduled in Southeast District Court.
Hanna was booked into the Stutsman County Correctional Center on suspicion of delivery of a controlled substance, marijuana, manufacture of a controlled substance, marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia used for marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia used with methamphetamines, carrying a concealed weapon and making a false statement to a law enforcement officer.
A final list of charges is pending with the Stutsman County state’s attorney.