BANGOR (AP) – A 35-year-old Canadian trucker will remain in jail until his trial on charges he allegedly tried to smuggle more than 1,000 pounds of marijuana into the U.S. at the border in Houlton.

Bruno Rousselle of New Brunsick agreed Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to be held without bail pending resolution of his case.

Rousselle was arrested earlier this month at the Houlton border crossing while headed for Massachusetts.

Officials say they found the marijuana in some large plastic containers commonly used to haul fish products.

According to an affidavit, Rousselle told officials he was approached by his boss to deliver the load.

Information from: Bangor Daily News,

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