LAUREL, Md. - A 30-year-old man is behind bars after police say they seized more than one half-million dollars worth of marijuana in a drug bust on Friday.
Laurel Police Department Drug Interdiction Task Force identified, what they are calling, suspicious activity in the parking lot of a Holiday Inn Express.
The hotel sits in the 14400 block of Laurel Place in Laurel.
The task force says it was a canine scan that led them to the drugs.
Victor Camarillo, a Nevada man, was detained by police for questioning. Detectives say they sealed off a hotel room associated with Camarillo and impounded several vehicles.
An investigation and search, led police to 180-pounds of marijuana. Investigators believe the drugs had a street value of approximately $540,000.
Camarillo was later arrested and charged through the state of Maryland.
He is facing several offenses, including possession with intent to distribute and importing a controlled dangerous substance.
The Drug Enforcement Agency has been notified.