Troopers Find More Than 900 Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop on I-95: Police

Authorities in Maryland say two Philadelphia men are facing charges after troopers found more than 900 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop along Interstate 95.

Media outlets report that Maryland State Police troopers stopped a U-Haul van Monday night on an exit ramp from I-95 to Route 279 in Cecil County for a traffic violation.

Police say a drug detection dog alerted troopers to the presence of drugs and a search turned up 938 pounds of marijuana in the cargo hold.

Police say they've charged the driver and passenger, Baojie Chen and Da Fen Xiong, both 23-year-olds from Philadelphia, with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of more than 50 pounds of marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

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