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.READ MORE: The Detroit Zoo To Host Its Final Weekend Of Family-Friendly Halloween Event 'Zoo Boo' Oct. 22-24
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.READ MORE: Tillson Street's Halloween Displays Draws Thousands
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.MORE NEWS: Kalamazoo Tests For Lead Exposure Following High-Lead Level Reports In Other Michigan Cities
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