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4-foot-high marijuana plants discovered in trunk after man's car struck gas line, house

NORTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Police are investigating after making a strange discovery in North Huntingdon.

According to a criminal complaint, Lamar Kincaid's Hyundai Elantra ran out of gas as officers followed him on Barnes Lake Road around 8 a.m. Wednesday. While Kincaid tried to push his car from the outside using the steering wheel, he lost control and it began to back over a hillside.

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Kincaid's car struck a gas meter and continued down the hillside until it crashed into a block wall, the house and an additional gas line.

Minutes later, officers discovered what turned out to be dozens of growing pot plants inside Kincaid's car.

Police said when they approached Kincaid, he told them there was a large amount of pot in his car. They found 29 marijuana plants about four-feet high with the roots still attached.

All of the plants were stuffed in garbage bags in the backseat and the trunk.

Kincaid was the one driving, but police said there were three other people in the car with him. They all took off, and officers are still looking for them.