Two Washington men were arrested April 26 in Davison County after allegedly found driving four pounds of marijuana along Interstate 90.
Tramaine Moss, 34, of Parkland, Washington, and Justin King, 33, of Lakewood, Washington, were both charged with possession with intent to distribute more than a pound of marijuana, a Class 3 felony, and possession of between one and 10 pounds of marijuana, a Class 4 felony.
At 1:15 p.m., a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper reportedly observed a vehicle at mile marker 325 driving east at 88 mph. According to court documents, when the trooper caught up to the vehicle, the driver, King, merged into the driving lane, almost running another vehicle off the road.
When the car was stopped, the trooper could reportedly smell marijuana in the vehicle. A search was conducted, and a small amount of marijuana was found in Moss’ backpack. Four vacuum-sealed packages of marijuana, each weighing about one pound, were allegedly found in a panel under the trunk’s lining.
Moss and King were both arrested. King was also charged with speeding on an interstate highway and improperly changing lanes, both of which are Class 2 misdemeanors.