Sullivan, MO (KTRS) Two suspects are in custody following a major drug bust during a traffic stop in Franklin County.
Police say Franklin County deputies pulled over a Chevrolet Silverado earlier this week along I-44 near Sullivan for a traffic violation. During the stop, deputies discovered 250 pounds of marijuana in a false compartment in the pickup’s tool box. Investigators say the confiscated marijuana has a street value of a quarter of a million dollars.
A 21-year-old man from Mexico and a 42-year-old Moscow Mills woman were arrested. Authorities say the man is in the country illegally and will be turned over to immigration enforcement officials.
The names of the suspects haven’t been released pending charges.