Father, son arrested in ND after more than 200 pounds of pot, other drugs found in their vehicle
MANDAN, N.D. — A father and son face felony charges after a search of their vehicle on Interstate 94 found more than 200 pounds of marijuana and other illegal drugs Sunday, Feb. 4.
Robert Earl Smith, 53, of Vancouver, Wash., and Christopher Conkey, 24, of Grants Pass, Ore., were arrested for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver after illegal drugs valued at $1.1 million were found during the search following a routine traffic stop.
A K-9 sniffed around the vehicle and signaled the presence of narcotics. A search revealed a banker's bag with about $2,400 in cash, and large boxes holding multiple heat-sealed bags were found under a topper in the truck bed.
The vehicle was then towed to the Burleigh/Morton County Detention Center, and a search warrant was granted by a judge. A subsequent search Sunday afternoon found 210 pounds of raw marijuana, 5 pounds of THC wax or shatter (a processed, concentrated form of the psychoactive chemical in marijuana) and 8 grams of methamphetamine.
Conkey and Smith were transported to the Burleigh/Morton County Detention Center, where they were listed as inmates Monday, Feb. 5.