Newfoundlander follows GPS directions, busted for pot at U.S. border

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Coburn Gore, Me. — A Newfoundlander is in a Maine jail after his GPS directed him to a remote U.S. border crossing where agents found about a half kilogram of marijuana in his car.

Officials say 54-year-old Darrell Fudge was driving from British Columbia back to his home in Newfoundland on Sunday and he did not intend to enter the United States, but his GPS gave him the shortest route, which led through northern Maine.

Federal authorities found the marijuana in a cooler. They turned the case over to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Fudge appeared in court Monday in Lewiston.

His lawyer says Fudge wants to settle the case.

The Sun Journal newspaper says Fudge is being held on $5,000 bail. He’s expected to appear in court again today.

Organizations: Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.Fudge, The Sun Journal

Geographic location: United States, Coburn Gore, Maine British Columbia Newfoundland Northern Maine.Federal Lewiston.His

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