A California man was arrested last week in Pinal County with almost two pounds of marijuana he purchased in Tucson.

A sheriff’s deputy made a traffic stop at about 8 p.m. March 25, and pulled over 25-year-old Vonheinrick Geneve, 25, of San Francisco, according to a news release issued this week.

Geneve was driving on Interstate 10 in unincorporated area of Eloy northwest of Tucson.

“The deputy could immediately smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle,” Sgt. Pat Ramirez, spokesman for the Pinal County Sheriff’s Department, said in the release. “While talking with Vonheinrick, the deputy noticed a clear film canister which contained a quarter-gram of raw marijuana, in the open center console of the vehicle.”

A search of the vehicle turned up a backpack containing 1.88 pounds of a high-grade hydroponic marijuana and a digital scale.

Geneve told deputies his girlfriend rented the vehicle for him in California so he could visit family in Tucson, but deputies learned the vehicle actually was rented in Las Vegas.

Geneve later admitted to purchasing the marijuana for $1,700 and also purchasing the scale in Tucson with the intent to resell the pot.

He was booked into the Pinal County jail and faces charges of possession of marijuana, transportation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale.