Man busted for hash possession at U.S.-Canada border

CHAMPLAIN - Jean-Franco Martel, 26, Quebec, was arrested after allegedly attempting to bring hashish across the northern border Jan. 7.

State police were called to the Champlain crossing after Customs officers reportedly found the drugs inside Martel's vehicle. Martel was charged with fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance for alleged having more than one ounce of the marijuana product.

He was arraigned in Champlain Town Court and remanded to Clinton County Jail in lieu of $5,000 cash bail.

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