Minnesota man caught with 68 pounds of marijuana, deputies say

December 22, 2018

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Minnesota resident on a slew of felony drug charges Monday afternoon. According to the incident report, deputies observed a car piloted by Abdallah Ranez Mohamed Kandil, 28, traveling north on Interstate Highway 15. Deputies saw what they believed to be an object mounted on the vehicle’s windshield, obstructing Kandil’s view, and stopped him.

Deputies say Kandil offered a student ID card and an international driver’s license by way of identification, but was unable to provide any perquisite documents for his vehicle. Deputies allegedly observed an “overwhelming” odor of air freshener within the vehicle.

A records check allegedly showed Kandil’s driver’s license to be suspended in California, and Kandel was told that his vehicle would be impounded. A search of the vehicle allegedly yielded 68 pounds of marijuana and 700 narcotic vape pen cartridges.

Kandil was charged with felony counts of possession of marijuana and narcotic drugs for sale, transportation of marijuana and narcotic drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia. He also was charged with misdemeanor counts of failure to show a driver’s license and driving with a suspended license.

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