Police Find 36 Pounds of Marijuana During Traffic Stop in Willington

State police said they found 36 pounds of marijuana when they stopped a driver on Interstate 84 in Willington on Wednesday evening.

A state trooper stopped Hugh Thomas, 45, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, on Interstate 84 East just after 3 p.m. on Wednesday and searched the car after questioning the driver about his travel plans.

Inside the trunk, the state trooper found 36 pounds of marijuana concealed and arrested Thomas.
Police said they also seized three cell phones, 36 pounds of marijuana, a 2014 Toyota Camry and $387 in currency.

Thomas was charged with possession with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, speeding and following too closely.

Bond was set at $100,000.

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