(Billings, Mon.) Two arrests in two days have resulted in Billings Police capturing over 115 pounds of marijuana being trafficked through Montana on the Jefferson Bus Line. Eighteen year old Kaine Hanson was stopped Sunday when other passengers stated that his luggage smelled like marijuana. He was found with 26 bags of marijuana, according to KTVQ
and charged with felony possession with intent to distribute.
This morning, 32 year old Duy Nguyen appeared in Yellowstone County Court
after his arrest Tuesday on a Jefferson Bus Lines bus. He had five pieces
of luggage with more than 100 pounds of marijuana
Both men were traveling cross-country from Washington State. This is after
three men were arrested last Tuesday
in Gillette on the same bus line
with over 90 pounds of marijuana, after a tip from the Billings Police
Department. Those men denied knowing they were in possession
of drugs, saying they'd been given
the bags by a man they did not know in Seattle and asked to take them to
Nguyen was also traveling from Seattle, and reportedly could not tell
officers his birthday, address or phone number. He and Hanson are still in
Yellowstone County Jail, Hanson with no bond. Of the three men arrested
last week, two -- Wu Bo Huang and Zhi Wei Liang -- were able to post bond.
Bo Yi Chen is still in custody at the Campbell County Detention Center.
*Feature photo: Billings K9 Officer Firebaugh and his partner "Kooko" with
14.38 lbs of marijuana seized on Sunday.*