A trooper who was about to get in his vehicle and go on night patrol smelled the cannabis and apprehended the hapless suspects, reports The Associated Press.
The three were waiting for a fourth man who was inside the police station picking up paperwork for an impounded car, according to police. The fourth man was also charged.
For some reason, authorities say, the men seemed surprised to encounter an officer in the parking lot of the state police barracks.
Isais Parrilla, Bernardo Cuevas, Tamer Abdelrahim and Hensley Nunez were all charged with marijuana possession.