A Chicago man hid cocaine and marijuana inside sealed chip and popcorn bags, according to court records.
Telly A. Flunder, 40, was stopped on Interstate 94 Friday, as he sped through the Town of Raymond, according to a criminal complaint.
The deputy who stopped him smelled marijuana as he approached the car, and noticed several cell phones charging in the vehicle. The deputy found no drugs in the cabin of the vehicle, court records state, but when he went to look in the trunk, found grocery bags with a Lay’s barbecue flavor potato chip bag and two bags of Chester’s flaming hot popcorn. All three bags appeared to be sealed, but the contents did not feel like the snack foods listed on the outside.
When the deputy opened the bag of chips, he reported finding a plastic baggie containing 63.9 grams of cocaine. Inside the popcorn bags, the deputy found 114.3 grams of marijuana.
Flunder is charged with possession of more than 40 grams of cocaine with intent to deliver and possession of less than 200 grams of marijuana with intent to deliver. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 36 ½ years in prison and face suspension of his driver’s license.
He is in custody on a $5,000 cash bond.