ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Just in time for Easter, lots of candy and cookies were found in the trunk of a car that was stopped for speeding overnight in suburban St. Louis.
There was just one problem—those tasty treats were stuffed with pot.
It said so right on the bags. They were labelled as containing THC.
It all happened shortly after 3:00 a.m. Thursday along I-70 at Goodfellow.
“The car reeked of weed as you walked up to it,” says Corporal John Bernsen with Pine Lawn police.
He says the occupants did not object to their vehicle being searched, and when the officer popped the trunk, they found the stash.
Bernsen says apparently there was some confusion about the ability to transport marijuana out of Colorado, where it was recently legalized.
“I guess coming from Colorado to Virginia, whatever they bought in Colorado they’re taking to Virginia, to their family,” he says.
In addition to the weed-tinged treats, Bernsen says there were also unlabelled Zip-Loc bags containing about two pounds of marijuana, which remains against the law in Missouri.
The two occupants of the car know that now—they’re in police custody.
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)
MORE CRIME NEWS:
- Second Wash.Ave Carjacking Suspect Killed in Washington Park
- Tapes: Peterson Planned Celebration After Hit on Prosecutor
- New Ferguson Police Chief Says It’s a ‘Sleepy Town’
- Illinois Man Charged in Fatal Downtown St. Louis Carjacking
- Man Charged in Shooting Death of 8-Month-Old Son
- Suspect in Wash. Ave. Murder Turns Himself In