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On Monday, Nov. 2, at approximately 1:15 p.m., an NHP Trooper made a traffic stop on a small SUV traveling E/B on I-80 near Wells, for speeding. When contacting the driver, Mr. Brian Bernstein, age 27, from California, the Trooper could immediately smell an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and suspected criminal activity. Further investigation lead to the discovery of 200 one pound bags of marijuana, which was found inside the SUV. Mr. Bernstein was arrested and transported to the Elko County Jail without incident. Weed