In a rare literal and figurative moment, a New York woman whose last name is Smoke was charged with possessing cannabis after state police discovered 200 pounds (91 kilograms) of weed hidden inside her vehicle. The police stopped Debbie Smoke’s vehicle in Wilton, N.Y. at about 4:45 p.m. on Feb. 22 after witnessing a series of traffic violations, according to a police statement . Approaching her vehicle, the trooper detected the smell of cannabis coming from her car, the statement notes. Carrying out a probable cause search, the officer found the marijuana stowed inside several black garbage bags and a hockey bag. Hockey bags have proved frequent, if not necessarily successful, hiding places for illicit weed in past. Suspected loaded driver who was found with two loaded guns tried to hide weed in his crotch Weed smell from passing vehicle kicks super-nosed deputy into high gear Woman faces drug charges after trying to bail out inmate with US$5,000 in skunky-smelling cash The 20-year-old driver was taken to a local barracks for processing and issued an appearance ticket. She has been charged with felony first-degree criminal possession of marijuana. Recreational cannabis remains illegal in New York state. Possessing 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms) or more of weed can result in anywhere from one to 15 years in prison and/or as much as a US$5,000 ($6,250) fine. For second offences, prison time is mandatory, according to FindLaw .
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