Jury convicts man charged with driving more than 100 miles an hour with 3 pounds of marijuana, D.A. says

A medical marijuana card didn't prevent a Taft jury from convicting a man of of illegal possession of marijuana, speeding and driving under the influence of marijuana.

Che Carter was convicted in Taft Branch of Kern County Superior Court on Tuesday of the three misdemeanor counts, the Kern County District Attorneys office announced.

Carter was arrested on I-5 on Feb. 26, 2011 by the California Highway Patrol after he was stopped for driving more than 100 miles per hour, District Attorney Lisa Green said.

Carter was charged with driving under the influence of the drug and with possession of more than 3 pounds of marijuana, Green said in a news release.

The defendant said he was not impaired by the marijuana and could legally possess the marijuana because of the medical marijuana card, Green said.