The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says that they made a surprising discovery when they pulled a truck driver over for a traffic stop over the weekend.
Multiple Cellphones, “Overwhelming Aroma Of Air Fresheners” Arouse Suspicions
The incident started on Saturday, January 6, when an Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted California-based truck driver Jorge Reynoso, 32, committing several traffic violations while he was traveling north on I-44.
After the deputy pulled Reynoso’s truck over, the officer noticed that “the driver was acting nervous, had multiple cell phones, and could smell an overwhelming aroma of air fresheners coming from within the cab of the vehicle,” according to a press release.
When a canine unit was called in, it alerted for the presence of illegal drugs. Reynoso gave permission for the officers to search the trailer. There, they discovered three pallets containing 1,530 bundles of marijuana. The combined weight of the marijuana bundles was 1,677 pounds.
The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office says that this is the largest marijuana bust in agency history.
Reynoso was arrested and charged with Aggravated Drug Trafficking of Marijuana. He is being held on a $25,000 bond.
From Oklahoma County Sheriff P.D. Taylor, “I am very proud of our deputy and the assistance of the Oklahoma City Police Department K9 in getting this large load of marijuana off the streets. This is the largest load of marijuana in our agency’s history. It just goes to show what length these drug suppliers will go to in order to bring drugs through our state and county. If you plan on bringing drugs through Oklahoma County you should plan on going to jail.“