$1 million of marijuana found welded inside machines
The420TimesStaff | Mar 30, 2012 | Comments 0
From The Associated Press
COLUMBUS – Federal officials say marijuana worth more than $ 1 million has been found welded inside heavy machinery in a vacant Ohio warehouse.
WBNS-TV reports five people were arrested Thursday at the warehouse in Columbus.
DEA agents told the station they’d have to use a plasma torch to cut into eight machines called rakes, which are used to cut asphalt.
State Highway Patrol Lt. Ann Ralston says troopers had earlier pulled over a commercial tractor-trailer for following too closely on Interstate 70 near Madison County. Police dogs indicated they smelled drugs, and an ensuing investigation led authorities to the warehouse.
DEA officials say the suspects would be charged with possession and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.
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