California Man Admits to Taking Suitcase Filled With 30 Pounds of Pot on Plane

A California man has admitted to having 30 pounds of marijuana in a suitcase aboard a plane heading to West Virginia.

Gerardo Delgadillo Jr., 22, entered a guilty plea Monday in federal court in Huntington to possession with the intent to distribute marijuana.

Prosecutors say Delgadillo flew in October to Tri-State Airport in Kenova, and he admitted in court that he intended to sell the marijuana in his suitcase.

“Now we know why there’s never any room in the overhead bin — 30 pounds of pot in his luggage,” U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said in a statement.

Delgadillo faces up to five years in prison. Sentencing was set for Aug. 5.

Court documents didn’t list Delgadillo’s hometown.

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