• 75 pounds of marijuana confiscated from car getting off Pa. turnpike


    NEW STANTON, Pa. - Another big drug bust on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this morning when state troopers nabbed 75 pounds of marijuana from a car getting off the New Stanton interchange.

    They say the drugs were destined for western Pennsylvania.

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    "When you’re talking about 75 pounds that’s going to equate to around $200,000 worth of value of marijuana moving into southwestern Pennsylvania," Trooper Steve Limani said.

    Police said the driver was pulled over for failing to use a blinker.


    The two suspects from New York don’t speak English. They knew to pull over for troopers after seeing their lights but investigators had to call a translator to get through the arraignment late this afternoon.

    Police say this is another big win in their efforts to stop the turnpike from becoming a hub for hauling drugs. 

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    "You never know who the person is that’s passing you or that you’re passing moving down the highway, and in this case you had someone who was moving 75 pounds of marijuana," Limani said.


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