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West Fargo police net 125 pounds of marijuana

West Fargo police seized more than $700,000 worth of marijuana during a traffic stop on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. Special to the Forum. 1 / 2
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WEST FARGO—A man is in custody after the largest drug bust in the West Fargo Police department's history.

According to a release from the police department, the raw marijuana was found after a traffic stop around 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3, on Interstate 94.

During the stop, West Fargo police K-9 Disco did an exterior sniff search around the car and alerted the other officers to possible drugs, triggering a search.

Officers found 125 pounds of raw marijuana, 2,811 grams of marijuana wax, 168.63 grams of hashish and two vials of marijuana oil all within the trunk.

The estimated street value of these drugs is more than $700,000, the release said.

The vehicle's driver was identified as Hans Wagner from California. He was arrested and charged with delivery of marijuana, a class A felony in North Dakota.

Wendy Reuer

Wendy reports for The Forum and West Fargo Pioneer, where she is also assistant editor. A University of Minnesota Morris graduate from North Dakota, Wendy started her career in television news and entertainment in Minnesota and at CBS in Television City, Calif. before working at newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota. 

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