Maryland: More Than 900 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Van During Traffic Stop

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By Derrick Stanley
Hemp News

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.