State Police find $27,000 worth of pot during interstate traffic stop

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jul 08, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-08 09:33:29-04

VIRGINIA BEACH – One man was arrested after he was caught with five pounds of marijuana in front of Mount Trashmore on the Fourth of July, according to a report on

Virginia State Police pulled over Norfolk resident Randy Lamont Baker for speeding on Interstate 264.

During the traffic stop, Virginia State Police Trooper S.J. Parks smelled a strong odor of marijuana in Baker’s 2001 GMC Yukon Denali and searched the vehicle.

Man caught with 5 lbs. of pot

The trooper found five pounds of marijuana in the vehicle, police said.

The marijuana had an approximate street value of $27,000. Baker was also found with $2,900 cash, police said.

Randy Lamont Baker (PHOTO: Virginia Beach jail)

Randy Lamont Baker (PHOTO: Virginia Beach jail)

Baker was charged with possession with intent to distribute and speeding.

He was held at Virginia Beach city jail without bond.