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(S.D.)-Man Gets Eight Years In Prison For State's Largest Traffic Stop Pot Bust

By: Roxie Graham-Marski Posted at: 04/19/2012 05:36 PM

     PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley
says a Massachusetts man has been sentenced to eight years in
prison after being caught with nearly half a ton of marijuana in
his pickup truck when he was pulled over.
     Donald McCormick, 40, of Ipswich, Mass., had been charged with
several felonies. But he pleaded guilty last month to a single
charge of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.
     The charge stemmed from a January traffic stop on Interstate 90
east of Rapid City. Authorities said a Highway Patrol trooper's
drug dog detected bales of marijuana in the back of McCormick's
     The Highway Patrol has said the seizure of 947 pounds of
marijuana is believed to be the biggest pot bust from a traffic
stop in South Dakota history.
     (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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