Two arrested after marijuana is found in taxi
3am burnin’ one in a taxi with 13.5 lbs? Way to blend in guys……….the defective illumination will getcha everytime…….smh….-UA
By Jenna Duncan, Globe Correspondent
Two men traveling in a taxi on Route 3 south in Hingham early this morning were arrested after police found a suitcase in the trunk containing 13½ pounds of marijuana, officials said.
At 3:11 a.m., troopers pulled over a taxi driver for defective illumination on the taxi’s rear license plate and changing lanes without signal, State Police said in a statement. When two troopers approached the car, they smelled the odor of burning marijuana coming from inside.
Christopher M. Barnes, 23, of Falmouth, and Charles E. Timbers, 27, of Watertown, were passengers in the taxi. They said they were traveling from South Station to Plymouth but appeared nervous, police said.
One of the troopers had his K9 partner Zander with him. After Zander alerted to the trunk of the car, the officers found a large suitcase “containing green vegetable matter believed to be marijuana.”
Barnes and Timbers are to be arraigned today in Hingham District Court, police said.