California man truckin’ east busted after police find 212 pounds of weed and nearly $277,000


Dagsboro Police, with the assistance of the Delaware State troopers, charged 57-year-old, Charles Mulvihill of Ukiah, CA with multiple drug-related offenses after a traffic stop on Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday afternoon, an officer from the Dagsboro Police Department conducted a traffic stop for a tan Ford F-250 pick-up truck on DuPont Boulevard.

After it was determined that Mulvihill had a suspended California drivers license and no insurance. It was also determined that an ignition interlock device had been illegally removed.

A search of the passenger compartment of the vehicle produced a prescription bottle containing oxycodone pills which were not prescribed to Mulvihill along with an electronic money counter, several ledgers and $1,000 cash, which was concealed under the dashboard.

A search of the bed of the truck produced six large duffel bags, concealed under a tarp, which contained marijuana, the driver confirmed. Further inspection confirmed that the duffels contained 98 vacuum sealed bags which contained 212 pounds of marijuana.

Mulvihill was taken into custody without incident, and then he and the vehicle were both transported to Troop 4, with the Delaware State Police Sussex Drug Unit assisting with the investigation.

During the search of the truck, detectives discovered a large military-style ammunition box, which had been welded to the undercarriage of the truck. The box contained $276,570 in cash which was packaged in multipleplastic bags.

Mulvihill was held on multiple charges at Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $81,701 secured bail.

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