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Police: NYC driver had 513 pounds of pot

Dec. 19, 2010 at 12:54 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- A driver who fled a routine traffic stop in New York City early Sunday was arrested with 513 pounds of marijuana, police said.

Clement Hunter drove his rented Dodge Caravan through a red light at Farmers and Merrick boulevards in Queens around 4 a.m., police told the New York Daily News.

Officers said they tried to pull him over, but the driver sped off and ended up on a dead-end street.

"He kind of traps himself. The officers basically block him off and he tries to flee on foot," a police spokesman said. "We grab him, and inside the Caravan we find 513 pounds of marijuana."

Hunter, 30, of Jamaica, Queens, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana.

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