Bismarck, ND (KEYZ)  A routine traffic stop on I-94 leads to a big bust near Bismarck.

The North Dakota Highway Patrol says they have seized about 840-thousand dollars worth of drugs after stopping a rental car Tuesday on the interstate approximately 13 miles east of the city.

The NDHP's haul included six pounds of meth and eight-thousand counterfeit oxycodone pills containing fentanyl. Two pistols were also found during a search of the vehicle.

Drug cache seized Tuesday by the North Dakota Highway Patrol / North Dakota Highway Patrol
Drug cache seized Tuesday by the North Dakota Highway Patrol / North Dakota Highway Patrol
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Three men from Washington were arrested and are facing federal drug possession and trafficking charges, along with weapons violations.  One of the men, 44-year-old Chad Anderson of Liberty Lake, WA, is also a federal fugitive from justice.

The NDHP was assisted by the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force (MANTF).