Police: Traffic stop along Del. highway yields 10 pounds of pot

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Police say they found more than 10 pounds of marijuana inside a car being driven by George Bolzoni (inset), 27.

A traffic stop along a Delaware highway resulted in a felony drug charge after investigators found more than 10 pounds of marijuana inside the trunk of a motorist's car, police said.

A trooper patrolling Sussex Highway, near County Seat Highway, pulled over a white Chevrolet Malibu that was traveling over the speed limit shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Delaware State Police.

The driver, 27-year-old George Bolzoni, behaved suspiciously as the trooper questioned him and gave conflicting answers regarding where he was headed, police said.

A consent search of the vehicle turned up three large, sealed cardboard mailing boxes inside the trunk. Bolzoni was unable to explain their contents, according to investigators.

A state police K-9 was brought in to scan the car and alerted troopers to the presence of illegal drugs inside the boxes.

Once opened, the boxes were found to contain nine vacuum-sealed packages filled with marijuana totaling about 4,725 grams, police said.  

Bolzoni, of Union City, N.J., was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.

He was jailed in the Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $20,500 secured bond.


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