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Sonoma Co. Highway 101 Speed Enforcement Operation Nets Drug Sales Arrest

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California Highway Patrol officers caught a Southern California man allegedly transporting more than four pounds of marijuana for sale during a speed enforcement operation Friday morning on U.S. Highway 101 near Petaluma.

A speed enforcement team monitored a stretch of the roadway near Pepper Road between 6:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., according to the CHP.

During the operation officers cited 57 drivers for speeding.

One of the drivers stopped, identified as 28-year-old Jason Weiss of Irvine, was allegedly found with more than four pounds of marijuana packaged for sale and was arrested, according to the CHP.

The effort was funded by a grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.

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