HEALDSBURG (CBS SF) – Healdsburg police arrested a Pleasant Hill man early Sunday on suspicion of possession and sale of nearly 600 marijuana plants in his vehicle.

An officer stopped Art Banks’ Dodge truck around 1:20 a.m. at the Redwood Highway off-ramp from southbound U.S. Highway 101, Sgt. Hector Altamirano said.

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The officer smelled marijuana in the truck and saw several plastic trays with many small plants of marijuana in plain view, Altamirano said.

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Police found 594 plants of suspected marijuana and cultivation equipment in the bed of the truck, Altamirano said.

Banks, 49, was booked under $30,000 bail into Sonoma County Jail and was scheduled to appear in Sonoma County Superior Court Wednesday morning.

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