I-95 traffic stop yields 3 lbs. of marijuana in Newark, Del.

March 27, 2014 11:40:55 AM PDT
Delaware State Police say a Virginia man is facing drug charges after three pounds of marijuana were recovered from his vehicle during a traffic stop on Wednesday.

It was 2:49 p.m. when Troopers stopped a 2009 Honda Accord after two abrupt lane changes without the use of turn signals.

Police say upon their approach, the Troopers immediately smelled marijuana and noticed the driver of the Acura had small pieces of marijuana on his lap.

The driver, 31-year-old Anthony Cespedes, acknowledged there was more marijuana in the vehicle and gave the Troopers a partially-smoked marijuana cigarette and a small bottle containing marijuana.

Cespedes was then taken into custody.

Police say while searching the vehicle, several vacuumed-sealed bags of marijuana weighing slightly more than three pounds were discovered in the trunk. Authorities say they also found drug-dealing paraphernalia and over $6,000.

Cespedes was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failing to signal a lane change. He was committed to Howard R. Young Correctional Institute on $4,000 secured bail.


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