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California Man Headed to Sell Pot in St. Paul Faces Federal Charges After Bust

California Man Headed to Sell Pot in St. Paul Faces Federal Charges After Bust Photo: KSTP/File

April 20, 2017 01:10 PM

A northern California man faces a federal drug charge after officers found more than 340 pounds of marijuana in a rental truck in northeastern Wyoming.

Court records say the possession with intent to distribute charge was filed against 57-year-old Cher Yang of Macdoel, California, last week. There is a warrant for his arrest.

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KTWO-AM reports the case began on Jan. 22 when a Wyoming Highway Patrol trooper contacted Yang at a truck stop in Sundance. A search of the truck turned up 342 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed packages in moving boxes.

Court records say Yang told investigators he was being paid $20,000 to take the truck to St. Paul, Minnesota.

Crook County jail administrator Sgt. Darren Horn said Thursday that Yang was initially charged in state court and posted a $50,000 bond on March 6.

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