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$7.5 Million Pot Bust In Parker County

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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. ┬áThe 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. ┬áDeputies think he didn’t know anything about the drugs.

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