Routine Traffic Stop Reveals Lots of Weed

Another drug bust in a long, long line of drug busts for Elko.

Two people from New York had their vacation ruined Saturday after a Nevada Highway Patrol officer found weed in their car after a traffic stop.

The arresting officer smelled the distinct aroma of pot emanating from the car of Sarah Walton and Kendrick Pangman, both 26 years old. Officer Wurster eventually found five pounds of the green stuff in the car.

A passenger sitting in the back seat wasn’t arrested as he saw his friends get charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Their bail is $5,637 each.