Nfld. & Labrador

GPS leads N.L. man into Maine border bust

A Canadian man 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.

A Canadian man is in a Maine jail after his global positioning system 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 said Fudge wants to settle the case.

The Sun Journal newspaper said Fudge is being held on $5,000 US bail. He's expected to appear in court again Wednesday.

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