OAKLAND (CBS SF ) — A truck filled with garbage bags stuffed with marijuana trimmings dumped part of its load along a mile stretch of Highway 880 in Oakland, the California Highway Patrol reported Friday.
CHP Officer Herman Baza said the spill left a trail of marijuana on highway at least a mile long and officers came upon it about 3 p.m. Thursday and followed it until finding the source.READ MORE: More South Bay Bars Demand Proof of Vaccination Despite Customer Backlash
CHP officers stopped the driver on the connector from northbound Interstate Highway 880 to Interstate Highway 580 in Emeryville. The truck’s large bed was piled with bags of marijuana that started falling out because the truck’s gate wasn’t fastened, Baza said.READ MORE: Oakland A's Silent on Negotiations With City Over New Stadium
Much of the marijuana was cleaned up Baza said, but there was no way of knowing when it first started falling out of the truck, or how much had spilled.MORE NEWS: COVID: Breakthrough Cases Surge Among San Francisco Hospital Staff
On social media, the CHP took a light hearted approach posting on Twitter: “Roses are red, violets are blue, your spilled weed is green and we have a citation just for you!”