A lot of grass leads to a big bust

Police stopped a driver for running a red light and discovered more than 500 pounds of marijuana inside his minivan, authorities said on Monday.

Clement Hunter, 30, was awaiting arraignment on Monday following his arrest on drug charges, authorities said.

Hunter ran a red traffic light in the city’s Queens borough early on Sunday morning and tried to evade police for several blocks, police said.

When he was pulled over, the 513 pounds of marijuana stuffed into large garbage bags was partly visible inside his minivan, police said.

He faces 50 counts of felony possession of marijuana as well as charges of reckless endangerment and fleeing officers.

The source of the marijuana and Hunter’s destination were still under investigation, police said.

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One Response to "A lot of grass leads to a big bust"

  1. Walter F. Wouk  December 22, 2010 at 10:01 am

    One more fist pump for “Reefer Madness.”

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