DALLAS (CBS/AP) Notice to drug dealers: if you are going to transport 100 pounds of marijuana in a casket, you should really wear your seatbelt.
That's the lesson an Arkansas man learned last week after Dallas police pulled him over for driving without a seatbelt and allegedly running a red light. In the back of his van, a drug-sniffing dog turned up a casket filled with 100 pounds of weed instead of a dead body.
William Dale Crock of Cave City, Ark., was jailed Friday on $100,000 bail on a marijuana possession charge, plus traffic and seat beat violations. Lew Sterrett Justice Center online records had no listing for an attorney for Crock.
Crock was arrested Wednesday when bundles of marijuana were discovered under the casket's cover and pillow.
Sr. Cpl. Kevin Janse (JAN'-see) told The Associated Press that the van turned up during surveillance on a suspected drug house.
Police stopped the van in Mesquite, after noticing Crock not wearing a seat belt, plus he allegedly ran a red light and did an improper lane change.