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Traffic stop leads to massive pot bust – 513 pounds found in car

By buseman, Dec 21, 2010 | |
  1. buseman
    [IMGL=white]https://www.drugs-forum.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1242&pictureid=11778"][/IMGL]A Queens ex-con was nabbed with more than 500 pounds of marijuana early Sunday after making a series of dopey blunders, police said.

    Clement Hunter, 30, who has a history of drug busts, caught the attention of Queens cops patrolling in an unmarked car about 4a.m. because he was driving like a driver’s ed dropout, police said.

    Hauling the massive haul of pot in a rental Dodge Caravan, Hunter came to a screeching stop, turned without signaling and blew through a red light at Farmers and Merrick Blvds., police said.

    When the cops tried to pull him over, he zoomed off – but his getaway bid was even more pathetic.

    He barely made it three blocks before turning onto a dead-end street.

    He kind of traps himself, a police source said of Hunter’s misadventure on 178th St. in Springfield Gardens. The officers basically block him off.

    He tried to flee on foot, but got nowhere.

    We grab him, and inside the Caravan, we find 513 pounds of marijuana, the police source said.

    The entire back of the van was full of square bundles of weed wrapped in green cellophane and stuffed into black plastic garbage bags.

    He was arraigned last night and held on $50,000 bail.

    Hunter, of Jamaica, was booked on a slew of charges, including 50 counts of marijuana possession, resisting arrest and using a motor vehicle to flee from police.

    Narcotics detectives are investigating where the weed came from and where Hunter was taking it, police said.

    Hunter has several prior arrests, including one for driving while impaired by drugs, police sources said.

    He was busted on two different occasions for carrying drugs and a loaded firearm, the sources added.

    One of those busts – which included raps for forgery and larceny – landed him in the clink in 2003, according to the sources and state records. He got off parole in 2007, state records show.

    19th Dec 2010


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