PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — An Oregon man caught with nearly 400 pounds of marijuana in South Dakota has been sentenced to six years in prison.
The drug charge against 49-year-old Darrell Hughes of Portland, Ore., stemmed from a traffic stop on Interstate 90 near Rapid City in April 2011. Authorities say Hughes had 374 pounds of marijuana in a rental truck.READ MORE: Hastings Community Rallies In Support Of Child Outed As Transgender As Part Of School Board Election
It is the second sentencing in two weeks in South Dakota involving cases with a large amount of drugs. A Massachusetts man caught with nearly half a ton of marijuana in his pickup truck was sentenced earlier this month to eight years in prison.READ MORE: Some Winter Equipment In Short Supply As Snowfall Heads For Minnesota
Attorney General Marty Jackley says the 1,300 pounds of marijuana in the two separate cases had a total street value of about $3 million.MORE NEWS: How Minnesotans Can 'Winterize' Their Vehicles For Winter Driving
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