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Man arrested near Sundance for possession of marijuana


April 9, 2020

Codey Lang of Minnesota has been arrested for possession of a controlled substance after being stopped on Hwy 585 for speeding and admitting to law enforcement that he was traveling with $1000 of marijuana he had bought in Colorado.

On March 26, an officer from Sundance Police Department was on regular patrol on Hwy 585 when he observed a vehicle that appeared to be speeding at 58 in a 55 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop and approached the driver.

According to court documents, the driver rolled his window down only about two inches. The driver, Lang, allegedly was unable to hand over a driver’s license and said he was driving to give the female in the vehicle a break.

The officer reports that dispatch informed him Lang had a revoked driver’s license out of Montana and two warrants for drug-related offenses. The officer requested the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit.

Meanwhile, Lang allegedly admitted there was marijuana in the vehicle and said it all belonged to him. Questioned further, he said it was around 11 ounces in weight and located in a bag in the front seat.

According to court reports, Lang was placed in handcuffs and a search of the vehicle located the marijuana and a glass pipes. Lang allegedly stated he bought the marijuana in Colorado for around $1000 and was planning to use it himself.

Lang faces one felony charge of possession of marijuana, which carries a maximum penalty of five years’ incarceration, a $10,000 fine or both.


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