Traffic stop nets 150-pound marijuana discovery

Pheng Lee mugshot

WORTHINGTON — One is in custody at the Nobles County Jail after a Minnesota state trooper discovered approximately 150 pounds of marijuana.

According to a brief criminal complaint filed late last week in Nobles County District Court, Pheng Lee, 43, was stopped at approximately 6:30 p.m. Oct. 10 along Interstate 90. Lee was the sole occupant of the vehicle, which allegedly contained approximately 150 pounds of marijuana. The complaint doesn't indicate where Lee is from or where in Nobles County he was stopped.

Lee faces two felony first-degree drug charges: sale and possession. The charges bear a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment, a $1 million fine or both.

Conditional bail was scheduled at $100,000; his unconditional at $200,000.

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