Maryland: More Than 900 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Van During Traffic Stop
By Derrick Stanley
Two Philadelphia men are facing charges after Maryland State Police troopers found more than 900 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.
The officers stopped a U-Haul van in Elkton Monday night on an exit ramp from I-95 to Route 279 for a traffic violation, according to media outlets.
Police say a drug detection dog alerted troopers leading to a search which yielded 938 pounds of marijuana in the cargo hold, estimated to have a street value of more than $5 million.
Police report they've charged the driver and passenger, Baolie Chen and Da Fen Xiong, both 23-year-olds, with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.