Eureka Man Arrested With 100 Pounds of Marijuana in North Dakota
A Eureka man was arrested May 30 on I-94 in North Dakota with more than 100 pounds of marijuana, according to an article in the Dickenson Press, a North Dakota news site. The North Dakota Highway Patrol said they pulled over Steven Richard Shipe, age 33, after they spotted an equipment violation.
A K-9 officer from the West Fargo Police Department brought to the traffic stop allegedly alerted to drugs in the vehicle. According to the West Fargo Police Department’s Facebook page, K-9 Disco has helped seize “over 500 lbs of Marijuana …in the last 9 months!”
According to the Dickenson Press article,
[North Dakota Highway Patrol Lt. Troy ] Hischer said troopers continue to get better at drug interdiction, seizing hundreds of pounds of marijuana during routine stops along the I-94 corridor in the past year alone.
“They’re very good at detecting abnormalities in the stories they hear,” Hischer said.
Shipe was booked into the Cass County, jail and faces charges of possessing marijuana with the intent to sell.