MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 29-year-old Shakopee man was arrested earlier this month after a traffic stop in Oregon resulted in the discovery of more than 200 pounds of marijuana.

Authorities say the incident happened at about 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday as the Oregon State Patrol stopped a 2017 Ford Explorer for speeding. Police say during the stop, a state trooper became suspicious of criminal activity and searched the vehicle after an investigation.

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Authorities discovered 201 pounds of marijuana in the vehicle. The trooper learned the driver, 29-year-old Pandy Hout of Shakopee, was with a 28-year-old man from California and they had flown from Colorado and rented the Ford Explorer.

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(credit: Josephine County Jail)

(credit: Oregon State Patrol)

Authorities believe they traveled to an unknown location in California and got the marijuana. It’s believed they were intending to transport the marijuana to Minnesota.

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Hout and the other man were arrested on suspicion of importing/exporting marijuana, possession of marijuana and unlawful deliver of marijuana. Both men are in custody in the Josephine County Jail in Oregon.