8,000 Ecstasy Pills Found After Teen Runs Stop Sign

ARCADIA (AP) — Police say an estimated 8,000 ecstasy pills were in the car of a Southern California teenager pulled over for running a stop sign.

Arcadia police say 18-year-old Johnny Pham of Rosemead and a juvenile passenger were arrested and booked for investigation of felony possession for sale of a controlled substance.

The Pasadena Star-News says Pham was released after posting $100,000 bond and the juvenile was released to his parents.

A police news release says Pham was pulled over at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for failing to stop at a stop sign and the $80,000 worth of pills were found in plastic bags.

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