NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. —
New Hampshire State Police arrested a Maine man for marijuana possession after finding about 21 pounds of the drug in his car.
A trooper stopped Jakob Lemieux, 27, of Sidney, on Monday afternoon on Interstate 95 in North Hampton.
The stop was for a moving violation, police said.
The trooper found 21 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of the car, police said.
Lemieux was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute.
The charge, with a marijuana quantity of more than 5 pounds, carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison and a fine of no more than $300,000, according to New Hampshire law.
NH State Police
Earlier this year, New Hampshire lawmakers gave the OK to move ahead with legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
Penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire were reduced in 2017.