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CHP: Rohnert Park driver found with 68 pounds of pot on 1-80

RENO, Nev. — A Rohnert Park man was one of two California men arrested on drug charges after state troopers found more than 68 pounds of marijuana in their rental truck after pulling them over on U.S. Interstate 80 near the California-Nevada line.

A California Highway Patrolman stopped the rental box truck for failure to stay in one lane while headed east on I-80 west of Reno about 9:30 p.m. Sunday.

The suspects were identified as 23-year-old Steven Raymond Soper of Rohnert Park, the driver of the truck, and his passenger 32-year-old Jon-Michael deBettencourt of Oakland.

Each was charged with suspicion of possession of marijuana for sale and transportation of drugs. They both posted $10,000 bail and were released Monday from the Nevada County jail in Truckee, Calif.


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