CORALVILLE, Iowa — A man has been charged after a deputy reported finding about 82 pounds of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office tells Cedar Rapids television station KCRG that a car driven by 24-year-old Juan Salcedo, of New York, was stopped around 9 p.m. Thursday on Interstate 80 near Coralville. Officials say Salcedo told the deputy he was driving a rented car and planned to drive it back to New York.

A search of the car turned up more than 82 pound of marijuana in the trunk.

Salcedo has been charged with a failure to affix drug stamp and a controlled substance violation. A lawyer for Salcedo was not listed in online court documents Friday.


Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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