A Douglas County deputy found 88 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop for expired tags. (Hyoung Chang, Denver Post file)

Guess where 88 pounds of pot were found ‘out in the open?’

Douglas County deputy discovers the marijuana during a routine stop for expired tags

A Douglas County deputy who pulled over a vehicle Thursday discovered 88 pounds of marijuana.

“This is NOT medical or recreational marijuana. It’s 88 pounds of drug trafficking with a suspect in jail,” said Steve Johnson, chief deputy for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

Lauren Lekander, a spokeswoman for the department, said deputies pulled over a vehicle about 1 a.m. Thursday on Interstate 25 at mile marker 183 because of expired tags.

When deputies made contact with the driver, they discovered the marijuana.

“It was out in the open,” Lekander said.

The driver, Adam Lampitt, 31, was arrested and is being held for suspicion of felony drug charges.

Yesenia Robles: 303-954-1372, yrobles@denverpost.com or @yeseniarobles

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