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Deputies seize nearly 200 pounds of marijuana in traffic stop

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Thomas Snyder (left), Kathy Ann Wheeler (center), and Frankie Jo Martin (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Thomas Snyder (left), Kathy Ann Wheeler (center), and Frankie Jo Martin (Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A traffic stop on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg turned into a drug bust when deputies found 193 pounds of marijuana, according to Spartanburg County deputies.

On Wednesday, a gold Mercury Grand Marquis was pulled over for a traffic violation and when deputies asked to search the car the suspects refused, according to deputies.

A canine, named Sawyer, was called to the scene when the suspects refused a search, said deputies. When the vehicle was presented to the dog it alerted deputies that there was drugs in the car, according to the deputy's report.

Inside they found over a 190 pounds of a green leafy material, deputies reported.

Thomas Snyder, 54, Kathy Ann Wheeler, 60, and Frankie Jo Martin, 61, were all arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana, greater than 100 pounds.

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