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Man arrested for carrying $23k worth of pot on bike

December 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A man transporting $23,000 worth of marijuana on his bicycle was arrested early Thursday morning in South Pasadena.

Marco Solis, 53, of San Gabriel, was stopped by a South Pasadena police officer in the 300 block of Monterey Road around 2:30 a.m. for not having a headlamp and rear reflector on his bike.

Upon further investigation, the officer found 23 pounds of marijuana, worth an estimated $23,000, hidden in an Igloo water cooler Solis was carrying on his bicycle.

Solis, who was already on felony probation for narcotics, was arrested and held at the Pasadena City Jail on $50,000 bail.