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Hundreds of kilograms of cannabis spills onto interstate following crash

Apr 21, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Weed recovered on 4/20, the unofficial cannabis holiday

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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.

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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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