The California Highway Patrol says that they followed a trail of spilled garbage bags filled with marijuana for at least a mile before they caught up with the truck driver responsible.
The incident happened in Oakland, California, around 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, according to a report from NBC.
Troopers said that they noticed several garbage bags of marijuana trimmings and plants on the roadway and followed the trail until they caught up with a truck on the connector from northbound I-880 to I-580.
Police say that the truck’s gate wasn’t latched properly and they aren’t sure exactly how much marijuana spilled out.
The truck driver was hauling the marijuana from a legal business and was not cited for any drug related charges. He was, however cited for driving without a CDL.
The California Highway Patrol turned the incident into a lighthearted moment on social media with a Twitter poem: “Roses are red, violets are blue, your spilled weed is green & we have a citation just for you!
#Oakland #CHP #SpilledLoad”
— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) March 22, 2019