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Nevada cop carjacker from Florida fled SUV carrying $495K worth of pot before suicide

The SUV that four suspected drug traffickers were traveling in before one fled a traffic stop on Interstate 80 east of Reno, stole a Nevada state trooper's cruiser and fatally shot himself, was carrying more than 100 pounds of marijuana. The marijuana has a street value of nearly $500,000, officials say.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Chuck Allen said Thursday that troopers recovered a total of 109 pounds of pot wrapped in packages from the 2013 Ford Explorer they first pulled over at 3:55 p.m. Monday.

Three of the four suspects from Jacksonville, Fla., are being held on a series of drug charges in a jail in Reno in lieu of $150,000 bail each. The fourth, 22-year-old Devin Peterson, apparently killed himself with a trooper's shotgun after stealing the cruiser and carjacking another vehicle during a chase on I-80.

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