Police find marijuana wrapped as Christmas presents

Police in Pennsylvania police found 20 pounds of marijuana inside some gift-wrapped Christmas...

Police in Pennsylvania police found 20 pounds of marijuana inside some gift-wrapped Christmas parcels in a minivan, earlier this week. (REUTERS/Andres Stapff)

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A peek inside some gift-wrapped Christmas parcels in a minivan this week revealed an unlikely present - 20 pounds of marijuana, police in Pennsylvania said.

Randy Jesus Valdivia, 38, of Surfside, Florida, was arrested after the boxes were opened and police discovered 40 packages of marijuana valued at $160,000, Pennsylvania State Police said in a statement on Friday.

An officer had searched Valdivia's van with his permission after observing indications of criminal activity during a traffic stop on Thursday on Interstate 80 in Centre County, police said.

Valdivia faces a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver, police said. Jail records show he has been released.


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