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Texas K-9 sniffing out an estimated $1.7 million worth of marijuana, mushroom-filled candy bars in traffic stop, agent says

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A Texas K-9 found an estimated $1.7 million worth of marijuana and mushroom candy bars during a traffic stop in North Texas last week, officials said.

In a Facebook post on Saturday, Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin said after a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck pulling a U-Haul van trailer was spotted making erratic turns. He said the lieutenant had stopped. Wise County is located in the metro he area of ​​Dallas and Fort Worth.

The driver, who Akin said was “very nervous,” told officers that he and his grandmother, who were in the passenger seat, were heading to a funeral in southeastern Texas.

But her grandmother told officers a different story, explaining that the two had driven to Tennessee and had a trailer full of furniture, Akin said.

Texas K-9 sniffing out an estimated $1.7 million worth of marijuana, mushroom-filled candy bars in traffic stop, agent says
K-9 from the Wise County Sheriff’s Office in Texas found an estimated $1.7 million worth of marijuana and candy bars laced with psychedelic mushrooms during a traffic stop. January 21, 2023.

Wise County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook


When K-9 Benni arrived at the scene, he immediately sensed a “smelling scent” and alerted the sheriff, the sheriff detailed. When they opened the trailer, they found no furniture, but instead 31, containing 840 pounds of marijuana, 242 pounds of “psilocybin mushroom-infused candy bars,” and 1,100 THC vape cartridges. We found a number of sealed moving boxes.

All told, it was estimated to be worth $1.7 million, according to Akin.

The driver and his grandmother were arrested on multiple charges of controlled substance possession. Their bonds were set at $70,000 each, Akin said. Their names have not been released.

Wise County Messenger Newspaper report The two suspects later told officers they were originally from Temecula, Calif., and had traveled from Las Vegas.

The K-9 unit has 200 million olfactory receptors, as opposed to 5 million in humans, so it’s hard to fool, Akin said.


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