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4 Arrested After Police Stop Truck Carrying 18,000 Pounds Of Possible Hemp From Ky.

Posted at 9:06 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 09:07:13-05

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (KOTV/CNN)– Oklahoma investigators have arrested four people after a truck was stopped traveling from Kentucky to Colorado with 18,000 pounds of either hemp or marijuana.

The vehicle was stopped after the driver ran a red light and that’s when officers made the discovery. The officers told KOTV that they smelled an odor of marijuana and found the shipment.

The president of the company says that the shipment was only hemp and that the whole thing was a misunderstanding, according to KOTV.

Farah Warsame, Tadesse Deneke, Andrew Ross, and David Dirksen were arrested on allegations of aggravated trafficking.

Paperwork for the shipment said the truck was transporting 18,000 pounds of hemp from Kentucky to Colorado.

The contents of the truck have been taken for testing.