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Police: Man in stolen van had 131 pounds of loose pot plants

October 14, 2019 GMT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware man is accused of driving a stolen van filled with 131 pounds (59.4 kilograms) of marijuana plants.

Citing a Dover police statement, news outlets report 24-year-old Jaquell McDonald has been arrested on charges including possessing marijuana with the intent to deliver it and evidence tampering.

Dover police say in the statement released Thursday that a report of a suspicious vehicle led officers to pull over McDonald and determine the vehicle had been stolen out of state police jurisdiction.

It says officers searched McDonald and found him to have 72.9 grams of marijuana on his person. It says a search of the van uncovered the marijuana plants, which appeared to have been recently pulled from the ground.

McDonald has posted bail and been released from custody.