During a traffic check in North Texas last week, a Texas K-9 found candy bars laced with mushrooms and marijuana worth an estimated $1.7 million, according to the authorities. Wise County Sheriff Lane Akin wrote on Facebook on Saturday that a deputy stopped a white Toyota Tacoma pickup truck carrying a U-Haul van trailer after seeing it swerving erratically.
The metropolis of Dallas-Fort Worth includes Wise County. The driver informed the officer that he and his grandmother, who was seated in the passenger seat, were traveling to a funeral in Southeast Texas. The driver was “exceedingly frightened,” according to Akin.
The grandmother, on the other hand, provided the police with a different account, stating that the two were traveling to Tennessee by car and were hauling a trailer full of furnishings, according to Akin. According to sheriff Lane Akin, K-9 Benni quickly identified “wafting scents” and alerted deputies when he arrived on the scene.
No furniture was inside the trailer when it was opened; instead, they found 31 sealed moving boxes containing 1,100 THC vape cartridges, 242 pounds of “candy bars loaded with psilocybin mushrooms,” and 840 pounds of marijuana.
According to Akin, the total haul was worth an estimated $1.7 million. The driver and his grandmother were both taken into custody on numerous counts of drug possession. Akin stated that their bonds were set at $70,000 each. Their names weren’t made public.
The two suspects eventually admitted to police that they were from Temecula, California, and had come from Las Vegas, according to a report in the Wise County Messenger. Taxes K-9 units are challenging to trick because they have 200 million olfactory receptors as opposed to humans’ five million, according to Akin.