NYC Traffic Stop Leads to 300 Pounds of Pot

Friday, Sep 16, 2011  |  Updated 11:04 AM EDT
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A routine traffic stop led police to a 300-pound stash of marijuana in the Bronx.

Detectives noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from a car they stopped on Wednesday afternoon. Police say there were two bags containing about 25 pounds of marijuana in the trunk.

The driver, 66-year-old Denroy Morgan, a Jamaican reggae artist from Springfield, Mass., was arrested.

But that wasn't all. Further investigation led to a house nearby on Taylor Avenue.

Police arrested a man seen leaving the house. They say 46-year-old Wayne Swavy of Mount Vernon, N.Y. had 16 pounds of pot in his car.

But the big find was inside the house. Police say they found 300 pounds of marijuana there, which could be worth anywhere from $120,000 to $300,000 depending on quality.

Defense attorney information wasn't immediately available.

Morgan created the Black Eagles reggae band in New York City in 1974. The peak of his career came a decade later when he signed with RCA Records.

He had one hit song: "I'll Do Anything for You."

Check out a YouTube interview with Morgan.

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