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S.D. traffic stops net 62 pounds of marijuana

Published: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Two men from Illinois are accused of trying to haul 62 pounds of marijuana through South Dakota in two pickup trucks.

The Rapid City Journal reported Wednesday that a Highway Patrol trooper with a drug-sniffing dog busted one of the men during a traffic stop on Interstate 90. A state Game, Fish and Parks officer arrested the other man at a New Underwood convenience store.

Forty-nine-year-old Marty Edwards of Dale, and 37-year-old Eric Edwards of Moline, each could face up to 50 years in prison if convicted.

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