Highway Patrol finds several pounds of marijuana and edibles in Cooper County bust

COOPER COUNTY, Mo. - A man could face charges following a drug bust by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Cooper County this week. 

William E. Arni, 41, of Blue Springs, Missouri, was arrested around 4 p.m. Tuesday on several possible charges, including unlawful use of a weapon and drug possession. 

According to the Highway Patrol, more than 4 1/2 pounds of marijuana and edibles were found in Arni's possession. 

Troopers also said a handgun was recovered. 

So far, prosecutors in Cooper County haven't filed formal charges against Arni.  

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