Traffic Stop Leads to Pot Bust: Police

By Christine Mattson
|  Saturday, Feb 8, 2014  |  Updated 8:43 PM EDT
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Traffic Stop Leads to Pot Bust: Police

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Police arrested two Philadelphia men after a traffic stop led to a large amount of marijuana.

Investigators say Marquis L. Maddox was stopped by police for driving above the posted speed limit on Biddle’s Toll Plaza in Middletown, Del. around 1:45 p.m. Friday.

He provided the trooper with an invalid license and a rental agreement on the 2012 Ford Taurus, which did not have Maddox as the primary driver, according to police.

Prior to towing the vehicle, police conducted an inventory search and discovered a large box in the vehicle's trunk that neither the driver nor the passenger, Torrance R. Lomax, were able to claim, according to reports.

A K-9 was dispatched to the stop and alerted the officers that drugs were in the package, according to police.

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Police towed the vehicle and, after obtaining a search warrant, discovered approximately 26 pounds of marijuana enclosed in the sealed box, according to officials.

Maddox, 25, and Lomax, 30, were taken into custody at the scene. Authorities charged the duo with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver and other related offenses.

They were arraigned and being held in lieu of cash bonds.

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