A state trooper initially pulled over the 1979 Cadillac for not having a working light on the rear license plate. But that minor violation quickly took a back seat to the smell coming from the car.
The suspicious scent prompted the trooper to search the vehicle, where he found a laundry bag containing nine pounds of freshly cut marijuana.
That was more than enough to arrest 22-year-old Joshua Cunningham and 21-year-old Thomas Desmond, both of Hagerstown, on charges of possession with intent to distribute. Both men have been released on bond.