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I-70 police traffic stop nets 77 pounds of pot

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GREENFIELD — A traffic stop on Interstate 70 landed a Pennsylvania man in jail last weekend on drug possession and dealing charges, officials said Monday.

It was shortly after midnight Saturday when Greenfield police Officers Matt Holland spotted the white Ford passenger car committing multiple traffic violations, according to a press release issued Monday by the Greenfield Police Department.

When Holland stopped the car, the driver, later identified as William Reed, 40, of Pennsylvania, exhibited “numerous indicators of narcotics trafficking,” according to the press release.

Holland called for backup and was soon joined by Greenfield police Cpl. Eric Fields, along with the department’s drug-sniffing dog, Nacho.

Three shoe box-sized bricks of packaged marijuana, about 77 pounds worth, was ultimately found in the vehicle, according to police reports.

Reed was taken to Hancock County Jail and faces felony charges including possession of marijuana with the intent to deliver, a Class C felony.

The case remains under investigation, police said.

Official charges had not been filed Monday, but the court had granted investigators a 72-hour hold on the suspect.

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