Oklahoma police uncover 18,000 lbs of suspected marijuana thanks to traffic violation

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PAWHUSKA, Oklahoma - Police in Oklahoma say a traffic violation led them to uncover upwards of 18,000 pounds of suspected marijuana in the back of a semi-truck.

Pawhuska, Oklahoma police officials say two officers pulled over the semi-truck just before 3 a.m. Wednesday because it didn’t stop at a stoplight in town, according to KOTV.

Officers reported smelling marijuana when they walked up to the vehicle. When searched, the semi-truck yielded 60 containers containing upwards of 18,000 pounds of what police believe is marijuana.

The police chief said the driver and a passenger in the truck claimed they were hauling industrial hemp from Kentucky to Colorado and showed the officers a cargo receipt, according to KOTV. Police say the contents of the truck tested positive for marijuana at the scene.

Two men who were following the truck in a van told officers they were part of the truck’s security team, according to KOTV. Police say the van ran the same stoplight as the semi-truck.

All four men are in police custody, according to KOTV.

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