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Traffic Stop leads Pitt PD to find 20 pounds of marijuana

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PITTSBURG, KANSAS -

On Friday afternoon, November 6, 2015, Law Enforcement Officers from the Pittsburg Police Department and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation's Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force stopped a vehicle on Parkview Dr. Just north of Atkinson Ave. in Pittsburg. During this traffic stop, the department's Police Service Dog was deployed and indicated to the presence of controlled substances. A subsequent search of the vehicle was made and an estimated 20 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $50,000.00 was located.

24 year old Mason J. Stewart, of Pittsburg, was arrested and taken to the jail at the Crawford County Sheriff's Office for booking. Stewart is being charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and is being held on a $7,500.00 bond.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident, or other crimes, is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700, or at our tip line, 620-231-TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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