Pa. police: Driver hid pot as Christmas presents

December 14, 2013

STATE COLLEGE (AP) – Pennsylvania State Police said they found 20 pounds of marijuana in boxes wrapped as Christmas presents inside a minivan after a traffic stop.

The Centre Daily Times reported that 38-year-old Randy Jesus Valdivia, of Surfside, Fla., faces felony drug charges after the stop on Interstate 80 near State College.

Police said they became suspicious after Valdivia was stopped Thursday afternoon, and got him to agree to a search.

They said they found 20 pounds of weed vacuum-sealed inside large boxes wrapped as Christmas gifts.

Online court records said he was taken to the local jail. A defense lawyer wasn’t listed.



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