Weed recovered on 4/20, the unofficial cannabis holiday
It wasn’t much of a 4/20 celebration for two drivers who were arrested for drug trafficking following a crash that left about 227 kilograms of cannabis scattered on Interstate 70 in Missouri.
One driver apparently fled the scene, according to NBC News Channel 8, but was apprehended about 50 kilometres away.
A 32-year-old Mexican national has been charged with felony first-degree drug trafficking, notes the online arrest report from police. Another Mexican national, aged 34, faces the same count and also for driving resulting in a crash.
Although recreational cannabis has been decriminalized in Missouri, it remains illegal. JCS Law reports that trafficking 100 or more kilograms of weed is a felony punishable by 10 years to life in prison, a fine of as much as $25,000 or both.
“Luckily, nobody was seriously injured” in the crash, MSHP reports.
Collisions have prompted plenty of weed discoveries before.
This past January in the U.K., police were investigating a single-vehicle accident when they noticed some cables running into an abandoned factory in Westbury. That’s where they found 2,000 cannabis plants with an estimated value of $3.4 million.
Also in the U.K., an illicit grow-op was discovered in the summer of 2021 after a car went crashing through the wall of their house.
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