Greensburg traffic stop turns into drug bust

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GREENSBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — A turn signal violation led to a big drug bust in Pennsylvania.

State police in Greensburg call their latest drug bust a win for southwestern Pa.

During a traffic stop on the turnpike Tuesday morning near the New Stanton interchange, police say 75 pounds of marijuana was found in vacuum-sealed plastic bags.

We are talking about 75 pounds, that’s gonna equate to $200,000 worth.

-Trooper Stephen Limani, Pennsylvania State Police

Troopers initially pulled over the Honda with two New York-area men after the driver failed to use a turn signal while getting off the turnpike.

“The two people who were moving the large quantity of marijuana, they are not local and they were moving it into southwestern Pennsylvania, specifically to sell and distribute to people in those communities,” Limani said.

Police say the New Stanton interchange is a highly traveled area, especially when it comes to moving drugs throughout the state.

It’s just a hub where a lot of main arteries meet. When we talk about where our drugs generally come from, those are the two main traveled areas.

-Trooper Stephen Limani, Pennsylvania State Police

State police are crediting troopers trained in detection for keeping 200-thousand dollars worth of marijuana off the streets.

This is a good win for the Pennsylvania state police and law enforcement in general and also for the people in the community,” Limani said.

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