Westchester Cops Seize 120 Pounds Of Pot At Checkpoint

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — A sobriety check point on the Bronx River Parkway in Greenburgh not only netted a driver cops say was high, but it also led to discovery of 120 pounds of marijuana in the man’s car.

22-year-old Damion Reid from Dorchester, Massachusetts, was arrested following the stop, WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reported.

“This guy was traveling from Brooklyn, New York up to Massachusetts using the Bronx River Parkway and fortunately ran into one of our officers,” Westchester County Police Captain Thomas Gleason told WCBS 880.

LISTEN: WCBS 880 Reporter Catherine Cioffi gets details from police

Gleason said the drugs were worth quite a large sum of money.

“The street value of this is approximately $300,000. We’re figuring about $2,500 a pound,” Gleason said.

Police said Reid’s 2004 Toyota Corolla was stopped after police noticed his bloodshot eyes and extreme nervousness.

Authorities said it was likely that Reid was a drug runner, who purchased the drugs in New York City and was transporting them back to Massachusetts to sell.

  • Irene Dune

    marijuana causes violent psychotic behavor in people that have never used it.

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  • maria

    let us worry more about terroists and child rapists then someone transporting a harmles substance like marijuana

  • rmilite

    “bloodshot eyes” ? “extreme nervousness” ? sounds like profiling to me

    • rmilite

      faciel profliing

    • eric m

      Thank G-d for profiling. It works.

  • Jeff

    A “Check Point” on the Bronx River Parkway? I had no idea we had a Check Point Charlie in the Bronx. I wonder how many illegal Aliens they arrested? Papers?, Where are your Papers?….We have ways of making people like you talk. Seig Heil!

    • eric m

      Hey Jeff…The more illegals we capture and deport – the better. I’m not sure what people like you are thinking, but there is a reason we call them ILLEGAL aliens. They are breaking the law!!!

  • mike charles

    pass the L

  • N/A

    Good Lord, are there any literate people working for newspapers and wire services?

  • Sally Rogers

    It is spelled Toyota Corolla, I think the person writing this is high. Isn’t “this” writing gig what you do for a living?

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