Three Minnesota residents have been arrested in Truckee for transporting marijuana for sale–and it all started with a simple traffic violation. Saturday night, a vehicle with three passengers was stopped by the CHP heading eastbound on I-80 at the Overland Exit. 33 year old Thong Lee, 18 year old Sandy Yang and 22 year old Tony Yang were apparently heading back to their home state. Truckee CHP made the original stop for a failure to dim headlights to oncoming traffic.Truckee Police Sergeant Robert Womack says the CHP had smelled the marijuana and called for the canine support.
Womack says each of the three had different stories about where they were coming from and where they were going.
All three had the same story about where the marijuana came from.
All three suspects were booked into the Nevada County Jail for conspiracy and marijuana possession and transport related charges.