PASADENA (CBS) — A man was arrested for carrying 23 pounds of marijuana in a water cooler Thursday in South Pasadena, police said.

Pasadena police stopped the bicyclist in the 300 block of Monterey Road near Pasadena Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. for code violations, including riding without a headlamp and rear reflector.

A search turned up an estimated $23,000 worth of marijuana hidden inside the rider’s water cooler, police said.

Marco Solis, 53, of San Gabriel, was arrested on suspicion of possessing and transporting marijuana for sale.

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Comments (5)
  1. ransomlb says:

    What an idiot!!!

  2. GreenBag Packers says:

    There goes the Happy New Year celebrations!

  3. Brian says:

    Guess he didn’t hear the news, you can drive a car without a a drivers license .

  4. jay woods says:

    he was thinking he was gost rider and no one would see him, another stupid crackhead drug dealer. DAF

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    I bet he had a medical marijuana card. I am sure he is suffering from a bad back. Personal use? right?

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