SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

January 10, 2012

Ipswich man arrested in major S. Dak. pot bust


Associated Press

RAPID CITY, S.D. —

 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.