A 25-year-old man is accused of transporting more than 18 pounds of marijuana on an interstate bus line, making it the fourth such case since the beginning of June.

Walter Lloyd Evans, 25, faces one count of criminal possession with intent to distribute. He appeared in Yellowstone County Justice Court on Wednesday.

Judge Pro Tem Richard Phillips set bond at $7,500 during the hearing.

Evans is the fourth person accused in a marijuana bust at the Jefferson Bus Lines station in Billings since June 6. All of the suspects traveled from Washington.

According to court documents, police responded to the bus station at Fourth Avenue North on Wednesday after a report that drugs were being transported.

Officers arrived with a K-9 unit, who signaled a hit on a piece of luggage. The tag read "Lloyd Evans Walter," charges state.

A description of the suspect from an employee matched that of Evans, who told officers that he was traveling from Everett, Wash., to Baltimore, Md. When asked to describe his luggage, Evans described the one targeted by the police dog.

In a search, officers found 17 bags containing 18.36 pounds of marijuana, according to court documents.

Evans is scheduled to appear in Yellowstone County District Court on July 11.

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General Assignment Reporter

Reporter for The Billings Gazette.