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* 4 Pounds of Marijuana Found on Sailboat Near Benicia

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Several pounds of marijuana were found aboard a sailboat in the waters near Benicia Thursday night, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.At 10:36 p.m., two men on board a 35-foot sailboat outside of the Benicia Marina in the Carquinez Strait were found with 4 pounds of marijuana during a safety boarding, during which officials check safety equipment, officials said.

The drugs were found in plain sight when inspection officials entered the boat. The boarding was only a routine safety check, not a search of the boat, officials said. The men initially claimed they had medical marijuana licenses, but admitted they could not produce evidence that either held a license, officials said. Solano County Sheriff’s officials seized the marijuana.

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