Police confiscate nearly 70 lbs. of marijuana at bus station

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas police officers and a K-9 partner recovered nearly 70 pounds of marijuana at the Greyhound bus station Friday morning January 20.

Along with the bust, officers arrested 57 year-old Veronica C. Johnson of Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The Jackson County Prosecutor's Office says K-9 dogs were alerted to the odor of narcotics in two suitcases on a bus.

Officers asked Ms. Johnson, who had a bus ticket with the name of Robin Hite, if they could search her suitcases. She told officers they weren't hers, but the officer showed her the bus ticket that matched her ticket number.

Johnson was then placed under arrest and quit talking to the officers.

A short time later Johnson claimed to have a medical condition and was transported to an area hospital.

A search warrant was executed and officers recovered 22 bundles of what appeared to be marijuana, while the other had 19, wrapped in clear cellophane. In total, 67.6 pounds was uncovered. Police estimated its street value of $200,000.

Johnson is being held on possession of controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Prosecutors have requested a $25,000. cash bond.

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