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MSHP trooper recovers 88 pounds of meth from traffic stop in Saline County, Mo.

A trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol made a huge drug bust Monday during a traffic...
A trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol made a huge drug bust Monday during a traffic stop in Saline County.(Missouri State Highway Patrol)
Published: Apr. 6, 2021 at 3:50 PM CDT
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SALINE COUNTY, Mo. (KY3) - A trooper from the Missouri State Highway Patrol made a huge drug bust Monday during a traffic stop in Saline County.

The trooper found 88 pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Interstate 70 at mile marker 79, about 50 miles west of Columbia.

The trooper had stopped a driver for a traffic violation in Saline County. The trooper searched the vehicle, then found 88 pounds of methamphetamine, $5,505 in cash, and a weapon.

Last month, troopers made a similar bust near Cooper County, Missouri, recovering 75 pounds of meth.

April 5, 2021: A trooper stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on I-70 (EB) at the 79 mile marker in Saline County....

Posted by Missouri State Highway Patrol on Tuesday, April 6, 2021

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