Man arrested with marijuana wrapped up like Christmas presents

By Keri Lumm, Buzz60

If you want to make Snoop Dogg's Christmas perfect, one would think marijuana would be a great gift.

And while marijuana has been legalized in California and several other states, it's still illegal in most states, even gift wrapped. And bringing marijuana into a state where the drug is illegal, can lead to an arrest.

Daniel Yates, a 31-year-old man from California, was pulled over by Ohio State Highway Patrol for following another vehicle too closely on the interstate.

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When cops went to his car, they say Yates was acting suspiciously, and a drug-sniffing dog confirmed that the Christmas packages in the back of his SUV were not toys for tots.

The packages contained lots of marijuana, according to authorities. The total estimated by officers was $330,000 worth of marijuana in the form of pills, hash wax oil, and traditional weed.

Yates was charged with possession and trafficking of drugs and could face up to 16 years in prison and a 30,000 dollar fine.