Almost 1,500 Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Semi-Trailer In Tulsa


Saturday, August 14th 2010, 6:29 pm
By: News On 6


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TULSA, OK -- Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics agents say they found a semi-trailer full of marijuana Saturday in Tulsa. 

The semi-trailer was found near Admiral and 122nd East Avenue.

State drug agents say the pot was hidden inside the walls of the truck. They pulled out pack after pack, saying it was like a PEZ dispenser. Agents estimate it was about 1,500 pounds of pot, worth about $1.2 million. 

Agents say things just fell into place today starting with a tip from a concerned citizen.

"It's called good law enforcement. We were there when we needed to be and it paid off in spades," said David Hale, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

Based on the way the marijuana was packed into the trailer, agents say it likely came from Mexico.

Three people are behind bars, accused of trafficking.