, Salem, MA

January 10, 2012

Ipswich man arrested in major S. Dak. pot bust

Associated Press


 The South Dakota Highway Patrol says the seizure of 980 pounds of marijuana is believed to be the biggest pot bust from a traffic stop in state history.

The nearly half ton of marijuana was confiscated during a speeding stop east of Rapid City on Friday. Authorities say a trooper's drug dog detected the bales of pot in the back of a pickup being driven by a Massachusetts man.

The Rapid City Journal reports that the drugs had an estimated street value of $3.9 million.

Forty-year-old Donald McCormick of Ipswich, faces felony drug charges. His bond was set at $1 million cash. It was not immediately known if he had obtained an attorney.