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Police seize 124 pounds of marijuana in White Marsh traffic stop

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Arrested HandcuffsA Connecticut man has been charged with being a drug kingpin after a massive amount of marijuana was found in his vehicle during a recent traffic stop in White Marsh.

On Saturday evening, a State Trooper stopped a Chrysler minivan at around 5 p.m. on northbound Interstate 95 near White Marsh for speeding. The officer became suspicious and a subsequent K9 search resulted in a “positive” hit for drugs.

Police searched the minivan and found five trash bags full of suspected marijuana. The drugs weighed approximately 124 pounds and are said to be worth over $620,000 in cash.

Maryland State Police arrested 67-year-old John Paul Demorest, of Connecticut. He has been charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute, drug kingpin charges and misdemeanor traffic charges. He is now being held at the Baltimore County detention center on a $1 million bond.

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