A Virginia man, arrested in May after police discovered 75 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of a vehicle in which he was traveling, pleaded guilty last week in Circuit Court to one count of possession with intent to distribute and was sentenced to five years in jail with all but two years suspended.
On May 19, Maryland State Police stopped a vehicle heading south on Route 113 for speeding. During a search incident to the speeding stop, an MSP K-9 unit alerted on the trunk of the vehicle and 75 pounds of marijuana was discovered in two gym bags.
Two men were arrested including Darnell Kelley, 24, and Modis Chandler, 40, both of Newport News, Va.
Last week in Circuit Court, Chandler pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and was sentenced to five years in jail, all but two of which were then suspended. He was also fined $1,000 and placed on probation for five years.
In December, Kelley pleaded guilty to the same charge and was sentenced to five years with all but one year suspended. Kelley was also fined $1,000 and placed on probation for three years.