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Deputies Search Trunk, Find $45M Worth of Drugs

Associated Press

June 25, 2010

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies have uncovered a multimillion-dollar haul of marijuana and other drugs in the back of a big rig.

The sheriff’s department said Thursday that deputies pulled over a tractor-trailer for a traffic violation on Wednesday and noticed an overwhelming smell of marijuana.

They found the trailer was filled with large cardboard containers on pallets holding thousands of heat sealed packages of narcotics.

Investigators seized approximately 38,000 pounds of marijuana, 2,700 pounds of cocaine and 67 pounds of methamphetamine, valued at $45 million.

The driver, Fernando Luevano, was arrested and detained in lieu of $5 million bail.


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    skascooter007

    about 4 years ago

    2010 Comments

    Yeah

    I live out in this area and it has a severe Meth problem, this is a great bust.
    Perfect timing also right before the 4th of July...

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    about 4 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Someone is pissed Ha Ha!!!! to bad for them, Great Job to the SBCSO!!

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    rsironron

    about 4 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Great catch now that's what I call a haul.

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    hdl28711

    about 4 years ago

    88 Comments

    Gives a whole new meaning to the "reefer" unit on a trailer.

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    chrissanders

    about 4 years ago

    5232 Comments

    WOW!!! Awesome bust!!

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    Irishcop1961

    about 4 years ago

    50418 Comments

    Great bust and a great job.

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    BJenkins

    about 4 years ago

    292 Comments

    Great job

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    lkdavis71

    about 4 years ago

    1066 Comments

    What a bust! Great job Deputies.

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    dslow

    about 4 years ago

    704 Comments

    Talk about an arrest of a life time! Great job. You never know what you will find on a simple traffic stop.

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    Denny_Crane

    about 4 years ago

    648 Comments

    What Robocop 33 said! I think something smells besides the pot, or else they were inform about the shipment and observed it for a while. I don't think Deputies make a habit of stopping big rigs, which might cause a problem in court.

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    dinapooh

    about 4 years ago

    532 Comments

    Wow! Great job guys.

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    denise65

    about 4 years ago

    2708 Comments

    Now that's an awesome day!!! Great job Deputies!!!!

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    EnrouteWith1

    about 4 years ago

    78 Comments

    HOLY SMOKES. Great rip guys. Keep it up. Relentless pursuit.

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    fnmc22

    about 4 years ago

    212 Comments

    Bump Whalewatcher. thats damn right!

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    Perl

    about 4 years ago

    1498 Comments

    They left out the part about the 2300 cases of Doritos, LOL. Great job fellas!
    ~Wf

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