Vehicle crash on 4/20 scatters 500 pounds of marijuana across highway
Two men from Mexico face felony first-degree drug trafficking charges.
Two men from Mexico face felony first-degree drug trafficking charges after a wreck on Wednesday scatter marijuana across a Missouri highway.
Roughly 500 pounds of the drug littered a Callaway County, Missouri, interstate following the crash of their truck, according to the New York Post. No serious injures were reported, but the driver faces reckless-driving charges.
Missouri allows for medicinal marijuana consumption but not recreational use. The pair face potential sentences of 10-30 years in prison, the Post reported.
The wreck took place on April 20, also known as 420, which is an informal holiday in cannabis consumption culture.
The cThe Missouri State Highway Patrol shared photos of the incident depicting the highway:
You don’t see this everyday, but it is 4/20…
Troopers responded to a crash today on I-70 in Callaway County and found 500 pounds of packaged marijuana scattered around. Luckily, nobody was seriously injured.
— MSHP Troop F (@MSHPTrooperF) April 21, 2022