Truckee CHP: Man stowed 64 pounds of pot in car’s fuel cell
TRUCKEE, Calif. — A South Carolina man pulled over for traffic stop late Tuesday near Truckee was arrested on suspicion of possessing 64 pounds of marijuana, the California Highway Patrol said.
Kevin Clarence Miller, 57, is charged with possession of over an ounce of marijuana, use of a false or fabricated compartment, possession of marijuana for sale, and transport for sale, according to jail reports and CHP Officer Michael McDonnell.
Officers stopped Miller between 11:30 p.m. and midnight Tuesday on eastbound Interstate 80 near Floriston Way because his vehicle failed to stay in its lane.
A K-9 dog indicated that drugs were in the car, and officers found about 64 pounds of suspected pot in a fuel cell that had a false compartment, McDonnell said.
Arrested on the scene, Miller has since bonded out of jail, reports state.