40-year-old man arrested on drug charges following I-35 traffic stop

Osage County, KANSAS – According to the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, his name is Bounmy Phongsavat and he was arrested on Wednesday.

The 40-year-old suspect was arrested at milepost 160 on I-35 following traffic stop.

Around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Osage County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation.

During a search of the suspect’s vehicle, the deputy found 185 pounds of marijuana.

The 40-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of drug paraphernalia.

This incident remains under investigation.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as new information become available.