By Mikal Jakubal
I filmed the local Sheriff Sergeant today telling the story of a deputy stopping on Hwy 101 last night near Garberville to kick two large plastic trash bags off of the road. Turns out they were full of untrimmed pot. We walked over to the evidence room and opened them up for my camera. There were some decent sized buds, but most looked kind of scraggly, with lots of sticks. (I’ll try and post a screen shot later.)
I figured that someone must have been transporting it from a garden to their trim scene. Seems crazy to do that in a way that it would blow out of the truck.
A short while after the interview—by sheer coincidence, at 4:20pm—I got a follow up call from the Sergeant telling me that the bags actually flew out of a Drug Task Force truck after a raid. He said, “it’s evidence and they want their dope back.”
Only in Garberville do you find bags of fresh weed on the road. Now, if I could just find a bag of money to help finish the film…
By the way, the deputy was off-duty, so he stopped to be a good Samaritan by moving the bags off of the road.
Imagine the news report if someone had hit one and it had caused an accident.
“A vehicle struck the guard rail last night just north of Garberville after the driver lost control of the vehicle after hitting a large bag of marijuana in the roadway…”
Or, it could be one of those Allstate commercials where the driver is calling to explain the extreme circumstances under which the vehicle was damaged.
What a great story! I couldn’t imagine any grower being that careless. I guess it would have to be pot that you weren’t personally that invested in ie pot being carried off by law enforcement.