Santa Rosa traffic stop leads to pot bust, illegal fireworks seized


SANTA ROSA (KRON) — A California Highway Patrol officer made a routine traffic stop on Tuesday, and it led up to a pot bust and illegal fireworks seized, according to police.

Police said an officer was monitoring traffic on Southbound 101 near Coverdale Boulevard at around 1:30 p.m.

A pick-up truck sped by well over the speed limit, police said.

The driver, identified as 32-year-old Eric Wickersham of Los Altos, was pulled over.

The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the truck, police said. It prompted him to search it and that is when he found 98 pounds of packaged marijuana and several illegal fireworks.

Wickersham was arrested and booked on drug charges.

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