Truckload of marijuana goes up in smoke

Feb. 21, 2010 at 1:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A truckload of confiscated marijuana that could be worth more than $1 million disappeared somewhere between Memphis and Louisville, Ky., sources say.

The more than 1,700 pounds of pot went missing during a controlled drug delivery going from Memphis to Louisville, The Memphis Commercial-Appeal reported Sunday.

A Memphis Police Department travel memo obtained by the newspaper said the drugs -- confiscated from a semi Feb. 10 -- were escorted to Louisville by Memphis police and Shelby County sheriff's deputies.

Sources said the officers saw several vehicles pull up to the tractor-trailer parked in Louisville, leave, come back, then leave again.

When they checked the contents of the truck it was empty, the sources said.

A federal agent in Memphis confirmed an investigation was being conducted, but said he could not reveal any other information, the newspaper said.

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