SALINE COUNTY, Mo. — A trooper for the Missouri State Highway Patrol recovered 88 pounds of methamphetamine Monday after stopping a Volkswagen Jetta for a traffic violation on Interstate 70, MSHP reported.
A probable cause search revealed about 88 pounds of meth, $5,505 in cash and a firearm. The stop occurred in Saline County near mile marker 79 on eastbound I-70, about 50 miles west of Columbia.
Three people are in custody, MSHP reported.
A photo tweeted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol showed dozens of bags reportedly stuffed with drugs stacked on top of each other on the hood of a state trooper's SUV.