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Park City police seize 54 pounds of pot during traffic stop on I-80

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Posted at 6:39 PM, May 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-08 10:32:25-04

PARK CITY, Utah — Police in Park City arrested a man and seized about 54 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-80 Thursday morning.

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Photo courtesy Park City Police Department.

According to a press release from the Park City Police Department, an officer working on a joint drug interdiction operation made a traffic stop on a van near mile post 176 on I-80 around 10:44 a.m.

The vehicle was a rented minivan out of California, and during the traffic stop a service dog gave a positive indication on the vehicle. Officers then located about 54 pounds of marijuana that was in the van’s floor storage compartments.

Arthur Ohannseyan mugshotThe driver and sole occupant of the van, Arthur Ohannseyan of San Francisco, was booked into the Summit County Jail.