Over 100 lbs. of marijuana seized in traffic stop

A South Carolina man was arrested after a trooper found 102 lbs. of marijuana in his vehicle.

A 64-year-old man is in Cooper County Jail after a trooper with the Missouri State Highway Patrol found over 100 pounds of marijuana in his vehicle.

Gary Pinson, of Rocky Hill, South Carolina, was pulled over for a traffic violation on I-70 near the 93 mile marker in Cooper County.

Because of inconsistencies and "deceptive behavior," the trooper asked Pinson for consent to search his vehicle. Pinson denied.

A Highway Patrol drug dog was called to the scene and indicated that drugs were in the vehicle.

In a subsequent search the trooper found 102 pounds of marijuana hidden in the trunk and back seat area.

Pinson was arrested for first-degree drug trafficking.