Chino Hills man jailed on suspicion of possessing marijuana for sale, illegal firearm

(Chino Hills Police photo)

Chino Hills Police displayed items found during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning, resulting in the arrest of a 32-year-old Chino Hills man on suspicion of possessing 30 pounds of marijuana, more than 500 marijuana products and an illegal firearm.

Thirty pounds of marijuana was found inside a car during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning in Chino Hills, resulting in the arrest of a 32-year-old Chino Hills man, police said.

James Harold St. John was booked into the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on suspicion of possession of marijuana for sales, being a felon in possession of a firearm and being prohibited from possessing ammunition.

Bail was set at $150,000, San Bernardino County jail records show.

Mr. St. John is expected to appear in a West Valley Superior Court room on Friday, June 18, records indicate.

Chino Hills police stopped a driver believed to have fled from a traffic collision around 1:40 a.m., said Deputy R. Turner.

The driver was arrested after the marijuana was found inside the car, the deputy said.

Deputies served a search warrant at 11:45 a.m. on a home in the 15300 block of Monterey Avenue in Chino Hills, finding 10 pounds of marijuana, more than 500 marijuana-related products and an illegal firearm, Deputy Turner said.

Anyone with information can call Chino Hills Police at (909) 364-2000.

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