Man found with 114 pounds of pot in vehicle in Dutchess County

March 27, 2014 7:15:26 AM PDT
A western Massachusetts man is being held in an upstate New York jail after police say they found more than 100 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car during a traffic stop.

The Dutchess County Sheriff's Office says deputies stopped 46-year-old Michael Graubard's vehicle for an equipment violation around 3 p.m. Tuesday on Route 22 in the town of Amenia, on the Connecticut border 60 miles southeast of Albany.

Police say a search of his vehicle revealed five packages of pot weighing a combined 114 pounds and about $8,600 in cash.

The Stockbridge, Mass., resident was charged with criminal possession of marijuana. He's being held Wednesday in the county jail on $20,000 bail.