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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Nearly 200 pounds of marijuana found in woman's trunk

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  • An Arizona woman has been arrested in Phelps County after deputies found nearly 200 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of her car Sunday.
    Deputies from the Phelps County Sheriff's Department stopped a Silver Mitsubishi passenger car driven by Denise L. Cazee-Manes, 59, of Tucson, Arizona around 12:55 p.m. Sunday after she allegedly ran a stop sign on County Road 7300.
    During the course of the traffic stop, the deputy became suspicious of other criminal activity and a K-9 was called for. When the K-9 arrived he was deployed and alerted on the vehicle. A subsequent search of the car found almost 200 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.
    Cazee-Manes was arrested for drug trafficking in the 1st degree. She was incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail on a $250,000 bond.

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