Officials Make Record-Setting Pot Bust

There was a huge pot bust on a Kentucky highway this week.

Officials with Kentucky Vehicle enforcement say it's their biggest ever.

Officers stopped a tractor-trailer on Interstate 65 near Bowling Green that was carrying 1400 pounds of marijuana. That's about 2.8 million dollars in street value.

The truck was stopped Sunday night for a safety inspection. It was headed from Houston to Cleveland.

Two men, 48-year-old Kermit Garriques, and 42-year-old Uriel Bell, were arrested and charged with marijuana trafficking and possession of narcotics. Both men are originally from Jamaica.

The previous top bust was in January of 2006 when officers hauled in 1380 pounds.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by geln torrenteen Location: cali cush on Feb 21, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    Your brother died in a 10mph car accident? because whem i'm high i drive slow as hell.... and as for the women husband it sound like he smoke because of your nagging ,,, whaayy whaayyy
  • by sher Location: sc on Jun 9, 2008 at 05:13 PM
    de kind is the only way to free your mind. no one goes nuts off one j, and kills there whole family. it's not a gateway drug. people are going to do hard drugs weather they smoked pot first or not. it's really up to the consumer.
  • by joe Location: california on May 12, 2008 at 11:08 PM
    hahah its funny to see a pot advertisement on this web page lol but come on i have cop friends and they should get all the respect, for doing what they do everyday. putting thier lives on the line is seriouse and should not be taken lightly but on the other hand why do you guys have to say stoners and hope for you to get caught with your bags and to get a new hobby??? ok lets grow up are goverment should be paying more attenting to the LEGAL medicians that people grow ADDICTIONS to ABUSE and DIE from everyone just needs to know what the facts are ..... this isnt 1940 reefer madness great acting tho it was more like they were cluked out on adderal ..... they should make a new one ....
  • by Someone Location: England on Jun 6, 2007 at 01:23 PM
    =O Nuuuu! Send me dat ganja!!!!!
  • by Pat Location: Mann on Jun 5, 2007 at 04:19 AM
    smoke the natural herb man and get off the pills, the only medication that works without harmful side affects is sweet Ganja. so legalize it because your only depriving people of a good health.
  • by lena Location: jenkins on Jun 3, 2007 at 06:59 AM
    listen up i have never heard of anyone stealing to support their habit of pot.i have never heard of anyone smoking a joint and wrecking or going crazy and killing anyone. make it legal. stop the dr's from supplying pills for our kids.
  • by Michael Location: Lexington on Jun 1, 2007 at 04:01 PM
    note to last free man: That's plagarism buddy. The only last free man is Gatewood and I don't believe you are him.
  • by last free man Location: ky on Jun 1, 2007 at 07:10 AM
    For all of those that force your will on others. You will get yours. Everything you do will come back to haunt you good or bad. Just because something is a law doesn't make it right. Bad things happen to everybody including police.
  • by Debby Location: Stanton on May 31, 2007 at 07:54 AM
    another job well done,
  • by Newsworthy Location: Lex on May 31, 2007 at 04:43 AM
    In a related story, FDA officials have busted a counterfeit Twinkie and Dorito factory in Dallas. Authorities say they helped thwart a shipment of 6 truckloads of Twinkies and 4 truckloads of Doritos heading to Cleveland. Food and Drug Agency officials say that for the past six months they have been keeping an eye on this activity dubbed "Operation Munchie" after a tip from an informant. No word on the street value of their bust but the informant was quoted as saying "Dude, it was priceless man!"
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