A routine traffic stop by a D.C. officer revealed a big surprise: more than 20 pounds of pot and $11,000 in cash.
The officer, who was working on seatbelt enforcement, stopped a Nissan Altima after seeing the driver commit a traffic infraction at the intersection of Channing Street and South Dakota Avenue in NE D.C. last Thursday morning, according to D.C. police.
When the officer requested the driver’s license and registration, she smelled a strong odor of pot, according to police. While the officer evaluated the driver’s license, she called for backup.
The officer found the pot, which has a street value of about $96,000, and the cash, while searching the car, according to police. The driver and a passenger were arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.