"Transportation is precise business." — Frank, from The Transporter
A traffic stop yesterday in Lorain by the Ohio State Highway Patrol led to the seizure of 188 pounds — $1 million street value — of pot.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol fires off press releases now and then announcing some huge drug bust on the thoroughfares of Ohio and they inevitably all begin the same way. Some otherwise nondescript vehicle is pulled over for a routine traffic violation. This time it was a marked lanes violation, but other cases involve drivers not using turn signals, having break lights out, cutting someone off, etc.
Which brings us to this humble recommendation for the drug suppliers of America: invest in some professional drivers already. Make sure the tags on the vehicle are up to date. Make sure you stay in your lanes. Don't let your interstate drug commerce ring be brought down because some yokel is playing with his iPod in the car and swerving with your precious cargo in the back.
You've cultivated the product, have an elaborate network to distribute the goods, count on a reliable customer base. And you're going to let it all go to hell because someone forgot to use a turn signal? You're better than that.
If we need to write the Idiot's Guide to Transporting Drugs, we will.
Yesterday's bust also led to the arrest of John Davis, a 51-year-old fella from Denver who will probably not be in charge of shepherding pot ever again once he gets out of jail. He was charged with possession and aggravated trafficking.