A State trooper found more than 17 kilos of marijuana during a routine traffic stop on Interstate 84 Monday.
According to State Police, the trooper clocked a car doing 82 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone on I-84 near Exit 2 in Danbury. The driver sped up as the trooper pulled out after him, police said.
After catching up to the 2012 Ford Focus, the trooper pulled over the car on Route 7 southbound near the Danbury Mall.
According to police, a strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. The trooper searched the car and found two suitcases filled with pot, police said. In all, the suitcases contained 37.6 pounds, or 17.05 kilos, of marijuana.
State Police arrested William Servos, 28, of West Hartford. He is charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana greater than 1 kilo, possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving.
Servos was released on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 1.