CHARLESTON, Mo. (AP) -- The driver of a tractor-trailer is facing charges of suspicion of drug trafficking and unlawful use of a weapon after authorities allegedly discovered about 500 pounds of marijuana and a loaded gun inside his rig.
The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that the tractor-trailer was stopped for a traffic violation late Saturday night on Interstate 57 near Charleston. A Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper searched the trailer and allegedly found the marijuana behind the load. The driver, 41-year-old Angelo Rogers of Markham, Ill., also allegedly had a loaded semiautomatic pistol.
Rogers is jailed and does not yet have an attorney.
Information from: Standard Democrat, http://www.standard-democrat.com
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