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    Conn. Police Find Stockpile of Pot in U-Haul, Storage Unit
    Connecticut State Police
    Top left: Joseph Courtney. Bottom left: Maurice Sherman

    Two people were arrested after state police pulled over a U-Haul truck and found hundreds of pounds of marijuana, according to state police. When they searched a storage unit the suspects were believed to be heading toward, they found even more drugs. 

    Troopers from Troop H-Hartford stopped the U-Haul around 4:40 p.m. Monday and had probable cause to believe there might be contraband in it, according to state police. 

    Members of the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force and Homeland Security Investigations assisted in the search and found around 200 pounds of packaged marijuana, vape cartridges and $7,500 in cash, according to police. 

    The driver, 30-year-old Joseph Courtney, Manchester, and the passenger, 62-year-old Maurice Sherman, were taken into custody and held on $100,000 bonds. 

    Investigators also obtained additional information that the two men might have been traveling to a self-storage unit in Enfield, so police obtained a search warrant for a storage unit at Public Storage at 115 Elm St. and seized $190 in cash, three pounds of Psilocybin mushrooms, 5 pounds of marijuana, THC vape cartridges, THC wax and packaging material.