It really is all about the little things. For example, when you have 513 pounds of marijiuana in your minivan, don’t run a red light. Make sure you signal properly. And, definitely don’t run from the cops — they hate that. These are all lessons we can learn from Clement Hunter, a 30-year-old Queens man who drove his Dodge Caravan down a dead-end street during a police chase that ended in cops discovering 513 pounds of pot in his minivan.
Cops finally caught Hunter after he ditched his vehicle and was attempting to scale a fence. That’s when they found the weed — in “large, plastic-wrapped blocks” — in the back of the minivan, hence his urgent need to depart.
Hunter is being charged with 50 counts of criminal possession of marijuana, reports the Wall Street Journal, plus a number of other charges, including fleeing police, reckless endangerment, and possession of stolen property. (The van was a rental and his name wasn’t even on the agreement.) The devil is in the details.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 20, 2010