Written by AARON CASTREJON
SOUTH PASADENA - An officer discovered $116,000 and nearly three pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a vehicle during a July 9 traffic stop.
Upon approaching the vehicle, which was stopped around 1 a.m. in the 1100 block of Huntington Drive, the officer smelled burning marijuana from within. When asked about the smell, the driver admitted to smoking, South Pasadena Police said.
The driver said there was “a few pounds” inside the trunk when the officer asked about additional marijuana in the vehicle.
Unable to justify the amount of cash and weed he was carrying, the driver was jailed and booked on suspicion of illegally transporting marijuana for sale.
A search warrant was obtained for the suspect’s home. Once inside, officers discovered large amounts of marijuana and illegal firearms, South Pasadena Police said.
The suspect will be charged with multiple felonies.