What Would Popeye Do? Police Find Marijuana In Spinach Cans

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) -- Police with the New Mexico Motor Transportation Division found 1,200 pounds of pot packed in cans labeled as spinach during a stop at the Gallup port of entry. An inspector noticed that only a few of the cans were labeled and that the weight printed on the side of the can didn't match the actual weight. A closer look during last Friday's bust revealed the canned drugs, which were worth an estimated $1.5 million.

The four pallets of cans were being transported along with fresh produce.

The 50-year-old truck driver said he was on his way from California to the East Coast. The driver and the pot were turned over to the Drug Enforcement Administration.


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  • by Bad-girl Location: Somewhere in NC on Mar 11, 2009 at 04:19 PM
    Where can I buy some of this spinach?
  • by Mr. Blount Location: PopEye got it rite on Mar 11, 2009 at 03:52 PM
    Never really liked spinach, but- My mom did say that it was good for me. Is it better with porkloins or fatback?
  • by Funny Location: Greenville on Mar 11, 2009 at 03:50 PM
    Can you say "POPEYE"...?? LMAO
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