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Man with 'no reason to lie' admits having 100 pounds of pot, police say

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Feb. 4, 2019 at 8:37 p.m.

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PARK CITY — A routine traffic stop in Summit County turned into a big pot bust, according to charging documents.

Kham M. Lee, 35, of Wausau, Wisconsin, was charged Monday in Summit County's 3rd District Court with possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana, a second-degree felony; driving on a suspended license, a class C misdemeanor; and failing to stay in one lane, an infraction.

According to charging documents, Lee was pulled over in a pickup truck on I-80 in Summit County on Wednesday for failing to signal while changing lanes. Lee then handed a Utah Highway Patrol trooper a Wisconsin driver's license that was void, and said he did not have the registration for the truck or proof of insurance, the charges state.

When the trooper asked him directly if he had marijuana in the vehicle, Lee said, "yes," according to charging documents.

"Lee informed him that he had approximately 100 pounds, and said he had no reason to lie," the charges state.

Troopers searching the vehicle found 114 one-pound packages of raw marijuana, a vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana wax and more than $9,000 cash, according to the charges.

Pat Reavy

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