Sacto 9-1-1
November 7, 2010
Traffic stop leads Rocklin police to 4.25 pounds of pot

By Loretta Kalb

A routine police stop for a traffic violation netted a driver's arrest and the confiscation of 4.25 pounds of marijuana shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, Rocklin police said today.

Police said that a veteran Rocklin officer stopped a pickup truck following a traffic violation and issued the driver, Brian Kirk, a notice advising that his driver's license was suspended.

Kirk was asked to leave the vehicle and not to drive. The officer then arranged for help monitoring the site to ensure Kirk did not resume driving.

Soon after, Kirk climbed into the truck and drove away, police said.

The second time police stopped Kirk, he was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

A vehicle search yielded a suitcase and glass jars full of marijuana, or about 4.25 pounds of the weed, police said.

Kirk was booked in the Placer County Jail for investigation of marijuana transportation and possession.

Call The Bee's Loretta Kalb, (916) 321-1073.

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