A routine traffic stop in Queens early Sunday turned up an extraordinary amount of marijuana – 513 pounds of the stuff, police said. The case unfolded after Clement Hunter, 30, made the mistake of driving his rented Dodge Caravan through a red light at Farmers and Merrick Blvds. about 4 a.m., police said.
Officers tried to pull him over, but Hunter took off, eventually heading down a dead-end street at 178th St. and 132nd Ave. “He kind of traps himself. The officers basically block him off and he tries to flee on foot,” a police spokesman said. “We grab him, and inside the Caravan we find 513 pounds of marijuana.” Hunter, of Liverpool St., Jamaica, Queens, was charged with criminal possession of marijuana.