(KMOV) – Over seven pounds of marijuana and edible marijuana products were seized after a traffic stop at 3 a.m.Thursday morning in Pine Lawn.
According to authorities, they stopped a male and female during a traffic stop on I-70 near Jennings Station Road. The officer said he smelled marijuana and asked if he could search the vehicle to which the driver gave consent.
During this search seven pounds of marijuana and marijuana products were found in the liner of the vehicle’s trunk
Police say the driver and passenger claimed they bought it all in Colorado, where recreational marijuana is legal.
Pine Lawn officials say the arrests were justified, but do admit the situation is complicated.
The driver and passenger have been charged. The St. Louis County crime lab has yet to analyze the drugs which could lead to further charges.