Police say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in a minivan they pulled over on I-95 in White Marsh.
Police say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in a minivan they pulled over on I-95 in White Marsh. (HANDOUT)

A Connecticut man was charged with drug possession Saturday after Maryland State Police say they found 124 pounds of marijuana in his car.

John Paul Demorest, 67, of Waterbury, also faces drug kingpin charges and is being held at a Baltimore County jail on a $1 million bond. No attorney was listed in court records.

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Police said that shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, officers pulled over a Chrysler minivan on northbound Interstate 95 near White Marsh, which was going above the speed limit. The trooper saw "several indicators of criminal activity" and called for a K-9 to inspect the car.

The K-9 alerted officers to the presence of drugs, and police said five loaded trash bags containing suspected marijuana were found in the van. The street value of the marijuana is about $620,000, police said.

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