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Police: Driver disguised pot as Christmas presents

Published On: Dec 16 2013 09:24:56 AM CST
Updated On: Dec 16 2013 10:00:01 AM CST
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STRINGER Mexico / Reuters

A Florida man was arrested last week after Pennsylvania State Police said they found 20 pounds of marijuana disguised as Christmas presents inside his minivan.

Randy Jesus Valdivia, 38, of Surfside, Fla., was stopped on Interstate 80 in Marion Township, Pa., on Dec. 12, according to a report from the Centre Daily Times in State College, Pa. Valdivia now faces felony drug charges.

After stopping Valdivia for a routine traffic stop, police became suspicious and got him to agree to a search of his vehicle, according to the Pennsylvania State Police.

Police said they found 20 pounds of marijuana vacuum-sealed inside large boxes wrapped as Christmas presents.

Valdivia has been charged with possession with intent to deliver, the Daily Times reported.