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Quebec man given one year jail time after speeding with 180 pounds of pot
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Quebec man given one year jail time after speeding with 180 pounds of pot 

Saint Hyacinth, Quebec resident Manuel Torres was pulled over by New York police while speeding on the Northway as reported by The Post-Star of Glens Falls. Shortly after, 20-year-old Torres was approached by another St. Hyacinth local, 25-year-old Antoine Benoit who pulled over just behind Torres. Benoit then told Torres that he would be in New York City in 45 minutes, arousing police suspicion reports the Montreal Gazette.  

When police questioned Benoit on his connection to Torres, Benoit claimed there was none. Trooper Brian Russell, the one who stopped the pair of St. Hyacinthe residents, went on to say “Your story doesn’t make much sense” and later reported “After the suspects failed to provide logical answers to the officer’s questions, police searched the vans to find 180 (80 kg) pounds of cannabis and $3,400 cash.”

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