The Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office arrested three men and seized nearly 300 pounds of marijuana Sunday after a traffic stop on Interstate 80.
Kyle Bolton, 26, Mack Magee, Jr., 61, and Antres D. Holliness-Ransom, 20, all of Fort Wayne, Indiana, were charged Monday in Sweetwater County Circuit Court with possession of a marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and conspiracy to deliver marijuana, all felonies. Bond was set at $100,000 for each man.
According to the sheriff’s office, the three men were stopped at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
After a K-9 unit stopped the vehicle for an improper lane change east of Rock Springs, the drug dog alerted and a sheriff’s deputy searched the van. In total, the deputy found 293.3 pounds of marijuana, more than $700 cash and a money-counting machine.
The marijuana was found divvied up in 260 vacuum-sealed plastic bags, packed into 10 different suitcases and duffel bags, according to the news release.
The sheriff’s office estimated the value of the marijuana at $1.4 million, which would work out to about $300 an ounce.