Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cops Bust Truck Hauling Tomatoes and 600 Pounds of Pot on I-55/70

Posted By on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 1:30 PM


On Monday morning, February 14, Illinois State Police found 600 pounds of marijuana in a tractor-trailer hauling tomatoes on Interstate 55/70 near Highway 159 in Collinsville.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Jose A. Martinez of Glendale, Arizona, and Manuel Medrano of Merced, California, were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana trafficking and unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to deliver after troopers stopped their truck for a "safety inspection" and the men gave the officers permission to search it. The two are in jail in Madison County in lieu of $150,000 bail.

Six hundred pounds -- how big is that?

Well, the San Diego Zoo says a full-grown giraffe's super-size neck weighs 600 pounds.

Whoa, that's a lotta neck! - IMAGE VIA

Ponder that over a plate of marijuana Caprese.

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