Louisiana police find 2 pounds of pot hidden in cereal boxes
UPI News Service, 08/04/2017
Police in Louisiana said they arrested a man accused of hiding about 2 pounds of marijuana in cereal boxes to smuggle it across state lines.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Highway Enforcement Unit said in a Facebook post a rental car with California plates was pulled over for speeding early Tuesday on Interstate 12.
The driver, Donald Roots-Scott Jr., told deputies his license was expired and there was marijuana inside the vehicle.
Deputies found about 2 pounds of marijuana hidden inside cereal boxes in the suspect's back seat, the sheriff's office said. The boxes were labeled for Crunch Berries and Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch.
Roots-Scott, who allegedly told deputies he was taking the high-grade cannabis to Mississippi for distribution, was arrested on charges of exceeding the maximum speed limit, driving with an expired license and possession of schedule 1 controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute.
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