The two remained in jail; bail was set at $100,000 for each. Lao and Yang will appear in court on April 20.
It was the third time this year authorities in the Dakotas or Minnesota have made large marijuana busts. In late January, North Dakota police found 476 pounds of marijuana worth more than $3 million after pulling over a truck for a minor driving violation, the Star Tribune reported. A few days later, Minnesota state troopers pulled over a motorist on I-94 and a drug-sniffing dog discovered 200 pounds of marijuana valued at more than $600,000, according to the newspaper.