BOSTON (CBS) – An Arizona man was arrested Friday after a state trooper found 2,000 pounds of marijuana in the Ryder truck he was driving.
The truck was being driven by 28-year-old Luis Barrios on Rt. 16 in Everett when police say he abruptly switched lanes without signaling and exited onto Mystic View Road. A trooper then pulled the truck over.READ MORE: 'Frightening Anti-Semitism': Jewish Community Focused On Security After Texas Synagogue Hostage Situation
According to police, Barrios had difficulty providing registration and rental agreements for the vehicle and he became nervous as the trooper was questioning him.READ MORE: Stoneham Police Officer Needs 30 Stitches To Face And Head After Being Attacked By Dog
The trooper then noticed a duffel bag containing a large bundle wrapped in cellophane. Barrios gave the trooper consent to search the vehicle and over 2,000 pounds of marijuana was discovered in the rear of the truck.MORE NEWS: Eversource Prepares For 'Kitchen Sink' Storm Expected To Bring Snow, Rain And Wind To New England
Barrios faces a drug trafficking charge and will be arraigned Tuesday in Malden District Court.