Traffic stop, state police K9 lead to seizure of 200+ pounds of marijuana

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CHATHAM, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – A traffic stop and subsequent vehicle search lead to the arrest of two people and the seizure of over 200 pounds of marijuana.

Troopers say, Corey W. Heald, 29, and Kelly L. Heald, 51, both of Massena, NY, were stopped for a traffic violation on a portion of the NYS Thruway in Chatham around 10:00 a.m. Friday.

A state police K9 detected and search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of the drugs, which (as pictured above) was being transported in several large black duffel bags.

Both individuals are charged with Criminal Possession of Marihuana in the 1st degree, a class C felony.

They were arraigned in the Town of Livingston Court and remanded to the Columbia County Jail without bail.

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