Five squad cars and several officers responded to a suspected vehicle – a White Dodge Charger – at approximately 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the parking lot of Carrow’s Restaurant.
Four suspects, ranging 18-24 years old, sat on the curb as officers thoroughly inspected the vehicle for over an hour.
The responding officers on the scene declined to say what they were investigating until a full report was filed.
In an official statement released by the South Pasadena Police Department the following day, it was revealed to have been a drug bust after a routine traffic stop.
SPPD’s Official statement in full as of April 25:
On April 24, 2019 at about 3:15 pm, a SPPD officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at Mission Street and Fremont Avenue. When contacting the driver of the vehicle, the officer could smell a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the inside. The driver subsequently admitted to transporting marijuana edibles in his vehicle and intended to mail them at the post office. There was a large quantity of edibles that had an estimated value of over $15,000.00. The suspect was arrested for unlawful transportation of marijuana.
With newer marijuana regulations in place, this is a good reminder that unless a license is issued by the California Bureau of Marijuana Control, it is still illegal to transport any marijuana products with the intent to sell. Even if there is no intent to sell, a person is prohibited from giving away more than 28.5 grams of marijuana and must not furnish it to a minor.