Truck Carrying Thousands Of Pounds Of Possible Marijuana Stopped In Pawhuska

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24,000 pounds of weed! Wonder where he was heading?! MB


PAWHUSKA, Oklahoma - UPDATE: Law enforcement officers got a search warrant and are opening the containers in the truck to find out what it contains.

A traffic stop in Pawhuska led to the discovery of what is suspected to be thousands of pounds of marijuana.

Pawhuska Police Chief Rex Wickle says two officers pulled over a semi-truck just before 3 a.m. Wednesday because it didn’t stop at a stoplight in town.

When the officers walked up to the 18-wheeler, they reported smelling an odor of marijuana. Wickle said the truck field tested positive for marijuana. He also said paperwork indicated the truck is loaded with as much as 24,000 pounds of possible marijuana.

Wickle said two men who were following the truck in mini-van told officers they were the truck’s security team. Wickle said the mini-van ran the same stoplight as the semi.

The police chief said the driver and a passenger in the semi claimed they were hauling industrial hemp from Kentucky to Colorado and showed the officers a bill of lading, which is similar to a receipt.

Wickle said paperwork showed the truck has between 18,000 to 24,000 thousand pounds of possible marijuana stored in 60 containers.

The police chief said the bill of lading didn’t look right, and the men’s stories didn’t match...................."

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A followup...................

4 arrested after police discover 18,000 pounds of marijuana in semi-truck

PAWHUSKA, Okla. – Four people are behind bars after police in one Oklahoma community discovered thousands of pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop.

Police in Pawhuska told FOX 23 that a semi-truck ran a red light on Wednesday morning, and officers noticed a white van following closely behind the truck.

Authorities decided to pull the vehicle over and soon discovered at least 18,000 pounds of marijuana.

Investigators say the driver gave officers a bill of sale for hemp, but they say the document was vague. Also, the driver said they were headed to Colorado where recreational marijuana is legal.

“The route between Kentucky and Colorado wouldn’t lead you through Oklahoma. It would go through Kansas,” said Sheriff Eddie Virden, with the Osage County Sheriff’s Office.............................."

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Attorneys Say Semi Stopped In Pawhuska Carried Legal Hemp

PAWHUSKA, Oklahoma - Attorneys are working to clear the names of four men arrested in Pawhuska for transporting what police believed to be thousands of pounds of marijuana.

The attorneys for the four men arrested say this has all been a big mistake - and they say with any luck, their clients won't spend another night in jail.

Attorney Matt Lyons says his two clients were the drivers of a mini-van which was escorting the semi-truck law enforcement believed to be hauling 18,000 pounds of marijuana.

"Their exact reason for being there was to avoid something like yesterday from happening," said attorney Matt Lyons.

Lyons tells me their company, Patriot Shield, specializes in the legal transportation of hemp.

"These guys want nothing to do with the black market marijuana business," he said.

And he says documents prove that statement - one of which shows the truck was hauling 60 pallets of industrial hemp weighing 18,000 pounds............

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