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Man arrested with 350 pounds of marijuana in van

Friday - 1/4/2013, 3:57pm  ET

BERLIN, Md. - Maryland State Police say they found 350 pounds of marijuana in a van after a traffic stop in Berlin.

Troopers said Friday that the traffic stop occurred Sunday on southbound Route 113. A trooper said the van failed to move over into an available lane after passing the cruiser.

Authorities say the trooper became suspicious and called for a State Police drug dog team. Officers say the dog alerted and a search turned up five large nylon duffel bags which contained the marijuana.

Fifty-four-year-old Donald P. Gayle of New Brunswick, N.J., the driver of the van, was arrested and charged with drug offenses.

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