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Traffic Stop in Clarksburg Nabs 250 Pounds of Pot

Officer R. Sheehan of the 5th District’s Community Action Team was working speed enforcement on I-270 during the afternoon of Dec. 5. Officer Sheehan had set himself up to clock southbound speeders from the median just north of the Clarksburg Road exit.

At approximately 2:19 pm that afternoon Officer Sheehan’s speed laser indicated that a Chrysler Town & Country minivan was traveling at 66 mph in a 55 mph zone. The officer initiated a traffic stop on the van at the Clarksburg Road exit on southbound I-270. As he approached the van and asked the driver for his license and registration, Officer Sheehan could smell the odor of fresh marijuana coming from the vehicle.