Oklahoma City police make million dollar pot bust on I-40

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma City police make a million dollar marijuana bust along a busy interstate.

Recently, authorities recovered more than 600 pounds of pot.

According to local drug experts, a pound of high-quality California marijuana is worth about $2,000.

With 649 pounds recovered, that totals more than a $1 million in drugs taken off the streets.

Driving down I-40 near Meridian, a semi with a broken license plate light was pulled over during a traffic stop.

David Reeves was found behind the wheel.

Inside the truck, police allegedly found 21 boxes labeled "Home Depot" with hundreds of vacuum sealed bundles of marijuana.

"Because of our highway system, we are prime real estate to drug traffickers," said Mark Woodward, with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics. "We often see large loads of drugs headed to the East Coast."

Court records show Reeves and a passenger, Robert Young, were traveling from California to Georgia.

Legal weed grown in California has become a hot commodity across the country.

"There's people all over the country that want California grown marijuana," said Woodward. "They will go to extreme lengths to get drugs from farm to market because there's millions of dollars at stake."

Officials say Oklahoma sits at the crossroads for similar illegal shipments.

Experts admit for every truck full of drugs police stop, it's impossible to know how many more are on the road and get never caught.

Police say one of the suspects also had a suspended California drivers license and warrant from New Mexico for failing to pay previous traffic fines.

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