$3 million in marijuana found during Iowa traffic stop

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SIDNEY, Iowa (KWQC) – An interstate traffic stop in southwestern Iowa early Friday morning led to the discovery of a multi-million dollar marijuana shipment.

Deputies with the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office say they pulled over a 2017 Chevy Coachman RV for various moving violations on I-29 at around 2:40 a.m.

After a K9 indicated the presence of a controlled substance, deputies searched the RV and found 300 lbs. of “high grade” marijuana worth an estimated $2,880,000, according to news release.

Three men were arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver more than 100 kilograms:

Richard Jordan, 65, of Elizabeth City, North Carolina;
Elwood Perry, Jr., 44, of Chesapeake, Virginia; and
Patrick Hawes, 45, of Norfolk, Virginia.

All three are all being held without bond pending an appearance before a judge.