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Former police officer caught driving car with 222 pounds of marijuana claims it is worth the risk

By Mason White 5:30 PM June 21, 2017
Edward Jasper Hansen
Edward Jasper Hansen
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) A former police officer from Atlanta, Georgia, was caught with a large amount of marijuana while driving his pickup truck, according to police in Utah.

The Utah Highway Patrol said that they have arrested 67-year-old Edward Jasper Hansen of Decatur, Georgia, after drug sniffing dogs detected drugs in his pickup truck while he was traveling on state route 35.

Hansen has been charged with possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana, and manufacturing or delivering drug paraphernalia.

According to the police investigation, Hansen was a police officer at the Atlanta Police Department for many years.

Late last month, officer of the Utah Highway Patrol pulled over a Toyota Tundra at around 9:00 a.m., because the driver was traveling lower than the speed limit and the windows were too dark.

The officers then noticed that Hansen was nervous and shaking.

A drug sniffing dog was brought to the scene, and police found 222 pounds of marijuana and a large amount of cash. Hansen then admitted to being in the drug trade because it is worth the risk.

He told officers that this was a game and sometimes you win but sometimes you lose. Hansen also said that today was not his day.