Heartbreaking: Colorado Man Busted With 113 Pounds of Weed in St. Charles County


In a move sure to harsh the mellows of stoners across the St. Louis area, St. Charles County police have arrested a Colorado man ferrying more than 100 pounds of marijuana into the metro area.

According to a post on the St. Charles County Police Department's Facebook page, the seizure happened around midnight on Monday. Police say the driver, a 26-year-old man whose identity has not been released, was driving a 2018 Toyota Tacoma near the Wentzville Parkway exit on I-70 when an officer pulled him over for speeding and having an improperly displayed license plate.

According to police, the driver seemed nervous when the officer approached and asked him about the numerous bottles of pee filling the cab of the truck (it's the way of the road, buddy).

The officer then brought a drug-sniffing dog to the scene, who alerted them to the presence of pot in the bed of the truck. Upon a search, the officer reportedly found 113 pounds of marijuana and 1,400 vape cartridges containing THC in a duffel bag. Police estimate the haul to be worth more than $250,000.

Police say the driver of the vehicle was coming from Colorado Springs, an idyllic land of mountains and fresh air and freedom and happiness where a load of pot would be considered "industrious" rather than "illegal."

Police have not indicated where the man was headed, though it seems a fair enough guess to assume he was coming to St. Louis.

Seriously, you think he was ultimately bound for St. Charles? Those uptight nerds have no idea how to have a good time — just look what they let their cops do to this enterprising young man. Or maybe you think he was going to pass right through to Illinois? Gross. Nope, it seems clear: St. Charles County cops just stole our pot.

Lucky for us, Missouri is currently looking down the barrel of a massive oversupply of weed as the state moves to begin supplying medical marijuana to Missouri patients. We'll get by.

Unluckily for our would-be delivery man, bringing a shitload of pot to Missouri is still considered a no-no by law enforcement. Police say he was arrested and charged with felony drug trafficking.

No word on what they did with all the pee.

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