KENNEWICK - An 18-year-old man faces trial July 11 after he reportedly was caught with evidence of drug dealing during a traffic stop.
Patrick Dane Macvane of Kennewick pleaded innocent to possession with intent to manufacture or deliver marijuana.
According to court documents, Washington State Patrol Trooper Dave Brandt stopped a vehicle for an infraction April 19 and found Macvane the only occupant.
As Brandt approached the vehicle he "could smell what he knew from training and experience was fresh marijuana," documents said.
Macvane allegedly admitted there was marijuana in the trunk and opened it for the trooper.
Brandt saw a quantity of marijuana, then arrested Macvane.
A later search of the vehicle turned up hundreds of dollars in cash, a digital scale and paperwork showing the car belonged to Macvane, court documents said.
The trooper also noted a cell phone was ringing constantly during the search, documents said.
In a later interview with police, Macvane allegedly said he had just stocked up and the pot cost him in excess of $600.Asked to identify his supplier, he countered, "I have morals," documents said.