Nevada man charged in Laurel drug bust

Police: Marijuana valued at $540,000

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. 

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