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Bicyclist Found With 23 Pounds of Marijuana

Marco Solis, 53, was stopped in the 300 block of Monterey Road. He was charged and booked into Pasadena City Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bail.

A San Gabriel man was charged for transporting $23,000-worth of marijuana on his bicycle Thursday morning on the 300 block of Monterey Road, police report. 

Around 2:30 a.m., Corporal Jason Lucas of the stopped bicyclist Marco Solis, 53, for multiple vehicle code violations—including riding his bike without a required front headlamp and rear reflector in the 300 block of Monterey Rd.—while working a burglary suppression assignment.

A further investigation by Corporal Lucas and assisting officers revealed 23 pounds of marijuana hidden inside an Igloo water cooler the suspect was carrying as he rode his bike.

The marijuana has an estimated street value of approximately $23,000, according to police. 

Solis was also found to be on felony probation for narcotics. Solis was charged and booked into Pasadena City Jail where he is being held on $50,000 bail for charges related to possessing and transporting marijuana for sale, police report. 

Ron Rosen December 29, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Lesson: If you're going to ride your bike at 2:30 am, use the required lighting. If you're going to transport 23 pounds of marijuana, use proper bike bags. If you're going to transport 23 pounds of marijuana, do it during the daytime, and stay within the new bike lanes. Wear brightly colored clothing and always wear a helmet. Can we use that marijuana to glue onto the Rose Parade float?
Elliot Kwock December 29, 2011 at 04:53 PM
Good job Corporal Lucas.
Joe Walker December 29, 2011 at 06:02 PM
Mr Rosen-Hilarious comments. I dont think I can top those zingers. This genius had $23,000 dollars worth of pot and he couldn't trouble himself to rent a car to drive it around? I am guessing he ripped it off from someone, or was just way too wasted to realize what he was doing.
Ron Rosen December 29, 2011 at 06:41 PM
Yes, good work, Corporal Lucas. If I'm ever riding my bike at 2:30 am, I expect Corporal Lucas or one of his colleagues, will at least have a chat with me!
Janet Cartwright December 30, 2011 at 03:34 AM
I'll gladly take a lb. off his hands..
Judy Martinez December 31, 2011 at 08:34 PM
it would of been nice if he shared that 23000 dollars worth of pot with me insteaD OFTHAT OF THAT GIRL HE WAS GOOING TOO. GUESS WHO EVERYBODY??? NOT WHOOOO, ITS WOOOOOOO, YES WOOOOOO.

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