Traffic stop leads to big bust for Md. rookie
By MELISSA HARRIS
BALTIMORE, Md. — More than 400 pounds of marijuana - compressed into heavy blocks, wrapped in plastic and coated with an oil to cover the odor - were confiscated after a rookie Howard County police officer stopped a vehicle for failing to have an emissions test and smelled the drug.
Officer David Aronovic said that he was running license plate numbers through a computer database in his patrol car around 11:45 p.m. Wednesday in Jessup when the registration on Chester Griffiths' 1995 Jeep Cherokee popped up as suspended.
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