Cops say truck driver left a mile-long trail of weed on highway

"Roses are red, violets are blue, your spilled weed is green & we have a citation just for you!" police joked.

Mile of Weed

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!

Find the perfect match.
Apply once and get offers from the top trucking companies.