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$7.5 Million Pot Bust In Parker County

(Photo credit Parker County Sheriff)


WEATHERFORD (CBSDFW.COM) - A sharp eye and a keen nose led to a multi-million pot bust here on Thursday.

Parker County Sheriff Larry Fowler says one of his deputies was at a truck stop yesterday when he noticed a problem on one of the trucks there.

Part of the truck's metal cargo had an incomplete weld.  The deputy's drug dog inspected the sealed metal containers and found drugs inside.

When Weatherford firefighters cut open the containers with a welding torch, they found the hollow tubes stuffed with 2,500 pounds of marijuana.

Fowler says pot's street value is $3,000 per pound, which adds up to $7.5 million for the whole load.

The driver picked up the load in El Paso after it had already passed through customs.  Deputies think he didn't know anything about the drugs.

(Photo credit Parker County Sheriff)
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