Trailer Full of 1600 Pounds of Marijuana Pulled Over, Says CHP
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Thursday at approximately 3:30 p.m. a CHP K-9 Unit made an enforcement stop on a white 2007 Chevy pick-up truck southbound 101 south of 128/Cloverdale for tinted front windows. The pick-up was pulling a fully enclosed equipment trailer, approximately 15’ long, which was secured with a padlock on the rear doors as well as the small side door. After talking with the driver (identified as Christopher Potter, 33, of Ukiah) for several minutes, the officer began to smell the odor of marijuana. The K-9 sniffed the exterior search of the vehicles and alerted on the right front of the trailer.
The officer opened the rear doors of the trailer and observed the entire trailer was filled with large black plastic garbage bags tied shut at the top. Upon further examination, the officer determined the bags contained marijuana. Potter was placed under arrest. The truck and trailer were taken to the Santa Rosa Area office and was determined to contain over 1600 pounds of marijuana.