Man busted with $330,000 of weed wrapped like Christmas gifts during traffic stop

Christmas came a little early this year.

Ohio police caught a California man with $330,000 worth of weed wrapped like Christmas presents, according to reports.

Read: Man Tries to Smuggle Meth Across Mexican Border by Wrapping the Drug in Tortillas: Feds

Police pulled over Daniel Yates, 31, on Wednesday for following too closely.

That's when officers noticed the trunk and back seat of his rented Ford Expedition was packed with boxes, and a drug-sniffing police dog alerted troopers to the contents, reports said.

Read: The Ridiculous Ways People Have Tried to Smuggle Stuff Past the TSA

Officers unwrapped the "presents" and found 71 pounds of marijuana, 360 THC pills, and a pound of hash wax oil.

Yates was charged with drug possession and trafficking.

Watch: Man Caught Smuggling 14 Bottles of Alcohol In His Underwear

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.