10,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized

10,000 Pounds of Marijuana Seized

Estimated value of $5 million

SAN BERNARDINO – San Bernardino Police seized 10,000 pounds of marijuana, estimated to be worth several million dollars, in a Thursday evening raid at a city location that was not disclosed. No one has yet been arrested in the seizure, according to Sgt. Vicki Contreras, who said the raid took place at 7 p.m.

Narcotics officers, said Contreras, were acting on a tip about a large amount of marijuana in a storage container located within the city. When officers opened the door of this container, they found it lined with boxed items.

“Behind these boxes,” said Contreras, “deeper into the container, officers found approximately 10,000 (pounds) of marijuana.”

The value is estimated to be in the millions of dollars, though an accurate amount has yet to be reported. One estimate, however, did report that it was valued at $5 million, though it has not been confirmed.

Contreras said investigators have additional leads that they are following up on and believe that they will be able to identify a suspect. The marijuana was stored in cardboard boxes that had been stacked tall in the back of a white tractor trailer, investigators said. When officers arrived to investigate the tractor-trailer, it was unoccupied. The investigation will continue, said Contreras.

Medical marijuana is legal in California, said officials, though illegal sales have created safety concerns for both police and citizens. Laws do not allow people to possess large quantities of marijuana.

Investigators located the truck, deeming it to be suspicious, which led to its inspection. While the marijuana was found in unmarked boxes, the “dummy” boxes in front of the truck were decoys that were marked as Barbie doll camper toys. Authorities said there was some evidence that indicated the marijuana was not grown in the U.S. No information was given about the tip that led authorities to the truck.

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  1. BossIlluminati
    BossIlluminati 11 August, 2014, 11:18

    the greatest plant in the universe is almost free, LET FREEDOM RING! 13

    “any doctor against marijuana is a doctor of death” – cali secret 420

    from 0 states to half the country, from low 20% approval to almost 70%, cali runs this planet by 2 decades, time to tie marijuana to the 2014, 2016 elections, out with the old, in with the new

    20 years behind us southern states, sad and scary….nobody denies freedoms like the south, nobody…the top ten incarcerators on the planet are southern states…even if marijuana reforms did pass the republiCANTS in charge would deny you all your freedoms, centuries of practice…no matter though, we never planned on getting your backwards brethren from day one, half the country already but not one southern state, lol…not 1….the new generations are taking over in the south and they are nothing like their freedom denying parents, let’s ride…

    Deaths by Alcohol: Millions
    Deaths by Tobacco: Millions
    Deaths by Prescription Drugs: Quadrupled in last decade
    Deaths by Guns: Millions
    Deaths by the food we are fed: Millions
    Deaths by Marijuana: 0, ever…they are killing my American family while denying freedom

    love and freedom forever

    AMERICA’S WAR ON DRUGS IS A WAR ON AMERICANS! 33

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