BISMARCK, N.D. — A California man who authorities say was traveling with $700,000 worth of marijuana has pleaded not guilty to drug charges.

Harold Miller waived his right to a preliminary hearing during an appearance in South Central District Court Monday. Court documents say the 71-year-old Sacramento, California man was arrested Aug. 8 with 183 pounds of marijuana in his car when he was pulled over on Interstate 94 near Bismarck Expressway.

The Bismarck Tribune reports a Highway Patrol trooper says that while speaking with Miller there was a strong odor of raw marijuana coming from his minivan.

Miller is charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Information from: Bismarck Tribune,

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