A Brooklyn man has provided an answer to the age-old question, “How much pot candy is too much pot candy?” after he was arrested for allegedly leading police on a highway chase with 80 pounds of “marijuana candy” in his car.
Police say that 22-year-old Samuel Pompane of Brooklyn was seen arguing on the side of the Garden State Parkway in Cape May County, N.J. He was reportedly caught speeding and said to be under the influence at mile marker 83, but managed to evade police who terminated the chase when he entered a construction zone.
Pompane couldn’t see his escape to completion, though, as he continued to drive on the shoulder and collided with an oncoming car. According to the New York Daily News, police arrived at the scene and recognized Pompane’s Nissan Altima, placing him under arrest.
Authorities found a “plethora of different drugs” valued at more than $100,000 that included 80 pounds of marijuana candy, more than 10 pounds of marijuana, hashish oil, prescription drugs, drug paraphernalia including scales, currency counters, plastic bags and smoking pipes.
Police also found $35,000 cash in the car.
Though Pompane’s trip ostensibly would have taken him north through New Jersey’s Atlantic and Ocean Counties, there’s no word on whether or not he made the obligatory trip to Manco & Manco’s Pizza to satisfy his munchies.