A 43-year-old SEPTA bus driver was arrested Thursday on drug charges after allegedly picking up more than 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana from a storage space during his lunch break in Southwest Philadelphia, the state Attorney General's Office announced Friday.
Yvens Daudier, 43, who has addresses in Yeadon and in Sewell, N.J., arranged to sell the drugs to undercover agents, said Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for the state attorney general.
Daudier was wearing his uniform when busted, Frederiksen said.
"We're aware of the investigation and we're cooperating with the authorities," said Kristin Geiger, a SEPTA spokeswoman. In his personal vehicle, investigators found 104 pounds of marijuana — which was bundled in two large bales — Ziploc bags, large scales and an electronic cash counter. Investigators also found a Breitling watch worth thousands of dollars, which Daudier claimed to have found on a bus, Frederiksen said.
Investigators allegedly found paperwork his locker at the bus terminal on Island Avenue near Woodland indicating that Daudier — who authorities said already owns a late-model Porsche and Mercedes — was in the process of leasing a Bentley luxury car. At his house in New Jersey, investigators found $10,000 in cash and a semi-automatic pistol, Frederiksen said.
Daudier is charged with conspiracy, possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and additional charges, according to the Attorney General's Office.