Md. troopers find 124 pounds of marijuana in Conn. man’s car

John Paul Demorest (Photo: Maryland State Police)


WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) — Maryland State Police have arrested a Connecticut man after they say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in his car.

Local news organizations report that 67-year-old John Paul Demorest was arrested on drug possession and drug kingpin charges.

The incident began Saturday after state police pulled over Demorest on Interstate 95 near White Marsh due to speeding. The trooper who pulled him over called for a K-9 unit to inspect the car after noticing indications of criminal activity.

Afterward, the K-9 alerted officials to the presence of drugs. Police found five loaded trash bags containing marijuana valued at $620,000.

(Photo: Maryland State Police)
(Photo: Maryland State Police)

Demorest is being held at a Baltimore County jail on a $1 million bond. Online records do not list an attorney.

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