Police: 92 pounds of pot in woman's car
Mizzie Artis, 27, was driving a 1999 Hyundai east on Columbus Avenue in North Bellmore at 6 p.m. when officers in an unmarked car saw her speaking on a cellphone and not wearing a seat belt, police said.
Artis drove to Armand Street and met a man in a minivan, but the man drove away after the officers drove by both vehicles, police said.
Artis also drove away, running a stop sign and not signaling her turn, police said.
After officers pulled Artis over, they saw two large boxes in the car and smelled marijuana, police said. A police K-9 search detected narcotics in the box in the front seat, and two other boxes that also contained marijuana were found in the trunk, police said.
Police said they found a total of about 92 pounds of the drug.
Artis was arrested and charged with first-degree criminal possession of marijuana and a variety of vehicle and traffic-law infractions.
At her arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, Artis was ordered conditionally released to probation. She is due back in court on Wednesday.