After a change of plea, the man accused of hauling 183 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 94 has been sentenced.
Harold Miller, 71, will serve 18 months in prison with credit for time served of 57 days.
He pleaded guilty Oct. 10 to felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
North Dakota Highway Patrol stopped Miller’s minivan eastbound on Aug. 8 for following a vehicle too closely. While speaking with him, a trooper reportedly smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana.
A probable cause search uncovered the marijuana in vacuum-sealed plastic bags, reportedly worth $700,000. Miller was reportedly traveling from California to Illinois.
Miller had filed to change his plea two days before his Oct. 4 felony jury trial.