A traffic stop for speeding turned into a drug arrest Tuesday evening after a K-9 officer detected the odor of marijuana.
Salina Police Captain Paul Forrester said Wednesday that an officer was running radar near milepost 252 on Interstate 70 when he pulled over a silver 2012 Honda Civic with California plates for doing 89 mph in a 75 mph zone. The Civic exited onto north Ninth and pulled into the 24-7 Travel Store, 2230 N. Ninth, he said.
Because the K-9 officer indicated for illegal narcotics, the car was searched and 712.6 grams of marijuana and marijuana edibles, as well as some drug paraphernalia, were found, Forrester said.
Dakota Rogers, 24, who told police that he was moving from California to somewhere back east, was arrested on suspicion of felony possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, no drug tax stamp, and speeding, Forrester said.