Two men are behind bars after New York State Police discovered more than 204 pounds of high-grade, individually packaged marijuana in the Hudson Valley.
The pot seized has a street value of more than $1 million dollars, according to Major Pierce V. Gallagher, Troop F commander.
The discovery was made on Friday, July 27, during a vehicle and traffic stop on a 2018 rental vehicle on Route 208 in the Town of Montgomery in Orange County.
A strong odor of marijuana was detected which led to a search of their vehicle, state police said. Police found the pot in a large wooden container in the bed of the pickup truck, which was being driven by 69-year-old Anthony Donofrio of New Rochelle.
Donofrio and a Fairfield County man, 35-year-old Danny A. Aguayo of Stamford, were both charged with criminal possession of marijuana in the first degree, a Class C felony.
They were arraigned and remanded to the Orange County Jail on $50,000 Cash Bail, $100,000 bond.
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