Two people were arrested on Wednesday morning after police discovered 500 pounds of marijuana at a crash site in Missouri.
The accident between a pickup truck and a tractor trailer happened on April 20th at around 7:15 a.m. on Interstate 70 in Callaway County.
According to KOMU 8 News, a semi truck was driving in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near mile marker 163 when it moved to avoid a previous crash. A pickup traveling behind the semi truck then lost control and hit the rear of the rig before skidding out of control. A second semi truck the swerved off the side of the highway and struck the pickup truck.
The occupants of the pickup were all transported to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries. Neither of the truckers were hurt in the incident.
Officers responded to the crash and discovered 500 pounds of packaged marijuana at the scene, apparently spilled from the pickup involved in the crash. As a result of the discovery, 34-year-old driver of the pickup, David Mora, and 32-year-old pickup passenger, Victor Gonzales, were taken into custody after their treatment at the hospital. Both are facing charges of first-degree drug trafficking. More is also facing a charge for careless driving resulting in a crash.
After it was all collected at the crash scene, it took more than one patrol car to transport it to the evidence room. pic.twitter.com/gDm58b0PoK— MSHP Troop F (@MSHPTrooperF) April 21, 2022