WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have arrested a Connecticut man after they say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Local news organizations report that 67-year-old John Paul Demorest was arrested on drug possession and drug kingpin charges.

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The incident began Saturday after state police pulled over Demorest on Interstate 95 near White Marsh due to speeding. The trooper who pulled him over called for a K-9 unit to inspect the car after noticing indications of criminal activity.

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Afterward, the K-9 alerted officials to the presence of drugs. Police found five loaded trash bags containing marijuana valued at $620,000.

Demorest is being held at a Baltimore County jail on a $1 million bond. Online records do not list an attorney.

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