2 arrested in NY driving pot from Canada to Boston

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QUEENSBURY, N.Y. — Police say two men have been arrested in upstate New York while trying to drive 180 pounds (82 kilograms) of marijuana from Canada to Boston.

The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that the men were driving separate cars when they were arrested Tuesday in Queensbury, about 200 miles (322 kilometers) north of New York City.

New York state police say the lead driver was pulled over for speeding and the second driver stopped too. Police believe the second man was acting as security.

Police say a search of one of the cars turned up 180 pounds of marijuana and $3,400 in cash.


Antoine Benoit and Manuel Torres, both of Hyacinthe, Quebec, were arrested on charges including marijuana possession. It’s not clear if they have attorneys who can speak for them.